Vietnam Chapter 37,38 & 39 review. Background on Vietnam. Colony of France French restricted freedoms of speech and assembly Many fled to China under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh 1930- Ho Chi Minh creates the Indochinese Communists Party
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the elephant (France) will impale him on his mighty tusks. But the tiger will not pause, and the elephant will die of exhaustion and loss of blood”
Ho Chi Mihn; 1945
2 American destroyers were
“Fired” upon by the North.
Gulf of Tonkin Resolutions (August 1964):
Congress gave LBJ their support in sending American personnel and materiel
NOT DECLARATION OF WARA Cold War Heats Up
S. Vietnam (the Vietcong)
The US was never
successful in shutting
down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, a supply line that ran between North and South VietnamVietcong
Policy of Vietnamization