The Vietnam War. By : Vickie Phan. The war also known asâ€¦. The second Indochina war Vietnam conflict American War. The was was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia It lasted from November 1, 1955 â€“ April 30, 1975.
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By: Vickie Phan
•Viet Minh was a national independence movement
• Viet Minh’s support rose when it urged people to ransack rice warehouses and refuse to pay their taxes during the 1944-1945 famine
•Controlled by the Communist Party Of Vietnam
The allied victors of world war II, the United Kingdom, The United States and the Soviet Union all agreed that the area belonged to the French
The French didn’t have weapons, ships or soldiers to immediately retake Vietnam
-This battle marked the end of French involvement in the Indochina war
He refused to send troops because he observed that “to introduce U.S forces in large numbers there today, while it might have a favorable military impact, would lead to political and military consequences in the long run
All these played a part in depriving the strength of the Army Republic of Vietnam
Guerrilla attacks increased as the insurgency (rebellion against leaders) gathered steam
On 23 July 1962, fourteen nations, including the People's Republic of China, South Vietnam, the Soviet Union, North Vietnam and the United States, signed an agreement promising the neutrality of Laos
In the same month, Johnson announced that he was not "... committing American boys to fighting a war that I think ought to be fought by the boys of Asia to help protect their own land."
After several attacked launched on them the U.S air force needed more protection
The Marines assignment was to protect the U.S. Air Force bases from attack
At first the U.S. and South Vietnamese responded quickly and successfully, pushing back the Communists.
The Tet Offensive was the turning point for America’s involvement in the war.
At the end of his term as president, Johnson refused to send any more troops to Vietnam
To show his support for south Vietnam and force Hanoi back to the negotiating table
South Vietnamese President Thieu announced the restart of the war after the Vietcong attacked them and recaptured their territories they had lost during the previous dry season.
The Fall of Phuoc Binh left the South Vietnamese leaders totally hopeless and almost defeated completely
Gen. Dung launched a limited
Mostly famous agent orange