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Vietnam War. By: David, Morgan, and Tony. Pre-American Intervention. Vietnam was taken over by the British shortly after WWII ended in 1945. They returned the authority to the French and hostility began between them and the Vietnamese.

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vietnam war

Vietnam War

By: David, Morgan, and Tony

pre american intervention
Pre-American Intervention
  • Vietnam was taken over by the British shortly after WWII ended in 1945.
  • They returned the authority to the French and hostility began between them and the Vietnamese.
  • The Vietnamese were supported by China and Russia, while the US was supporting France.
  • The US entered to help prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam.
first contact
First Contact
  • The Ia Drang Valley was the first battle of the Vietnam war.
  • It has been portrayed in the movie We Were Soldiers and the book We Were Soldiers Once…And Young.
vietnam on the globe
Vietnam on the Globe
  • This is Vietnam. The south was where the US, South Vietnamese, and Americans fought.
the brutal weapons of war
The Brutal Weapons of War

Napalm

Agent Orange

napalm
Napalm
  • Between 1965–1969, Dow Chemical Company manufactured napalm for the US government. After news reports of the weapon's effects the company experienced boycotts of its products and its recruiters faced violent protests on college campuses. The company however decided that "its first obligation was the government". Meanwhile, napalm became a symbol of the Vietnam War.[
agent orange
Agent Orange
  • used by the U.S. military in its herbicidal warfare program during the Vietnam War.
  • During the Vietnam War, between 1962 and 1971, the United States military sprayed 12,000,000 US gallons of chemical defoliants in South Vietnam
us troop levels through the years
US Troop Levels Through The Years
  • 1959-760
  • 1960-900
  • 1961-3,025
  • 1962-11,300
  • 1963-16,300
  • 1964-23,300
  • 1965-184,300
  • 1966-385,300
  • 1967-485,600
  • 1968-536,100
  • 1969-475,200
  • 1970-334,600
  • 1971-156,800
  • 1972-24,200
  • 1973-50
anti communist leaders
Anti-Communist Leaders
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower(US)
  • John F. Kennedy(US)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson(US)
  • Richard Nixon (US)
  • Henry Kissinger(US)
  • Creighton Abrams(US)
  • John S. McCain II(US)
  • Ngo Dinh Diem(S. Vietnam)
  • Tran Van Huong(S. Vietnam)
  • Cao Van Vien(S. Vietnam)
  • Park Chung-Hee(Korea)
  • Donald Dunstan(Australia)
  • Keith Holyoake(New Zealand)
communist leaders
Communist Leaders
  • Ton Duc Thang(N. Vietnam)
  • Ho Chi Minh(N. Vietnam)
  • Vo Nguyen Giap(N. Vietnam)
  • Le Duan(N. Vietnam)
  • Pham Van Dong(N. Vietnam)
  • Mao Zedong(China)
  • Nikita Khrushchev(Soviet Union)
  • Leonid Brezhnev(Soviet Union)
major battles and operations
Major Battles and Operations
  • Ia Drang
  • Dak To
  • Hamburger Hill
  • Battle for Khe Sanh
  • Operation Rolling Thunder (USAF/USN)
  • Operation Linebacker (USAF/USN)
  • Operation Linebacker II (USAF/USN)
  • Operation Game Warden (USN-Riverine Forces)
  • Operation Lam Son 719 (Last offensive of US Army)
vietnamization
Vietnamization
  • This was a plan organized by President Richard Nixon.
  • The plan was to gradually pull American troops out of Vietnam and to replace them with southern Vietnamese troops.