Vietnam. Background. France colonized Vietnam in 19 th Century Japan occupied Vietnam during WW11 Geneva Accords, 1954, set plan for Vietnam’s future French must be south of line (17 th Parallel) Free and fair elections in two years USA refused to sign Geneva Accords. Conflict Building.
Vietnamese New Year- Jan 30, 1968
Agreement on ceasefire
Attacked 36/44 provincial capitals
Attacked US embassy
1970 – Repealed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
Last troops returned home 1973