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  • Military Forces Into North Vietnam
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    When many people think about the 1960's, Vietnam and President John F. Kennedy (JFK) come to mind, and for a good reason for that period in history changed millions of lives. Faced with the possible spread of communism through Asia, JFK stayed with his word to fight communism, thus the Vietnam conflict as we know today was started. In the early 1900's, France conquered Vietnam and made it a protectorate, which is a relationship of protection and partial control assumed by a superior power over a...
  • Lieutenant Colonel Oliver L North
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    In October and November 1986, two secret illegal U.S. Government operations were publicly exposed. In addition to naming other people as illegal operatives, the scapegoat of it all was Lieutenant Colonel Oliver L. North. Only months before he was being hera led in the New York Times as 'President Reagan's Man of Action', and now North was being handed the blame of all guilty of illegally negotiating deals with Iran and Nicaragua. As the Iran-Contra Scandal was led into the national spotlight, so...
  • War Between South Vietnam And North Vietnam
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    The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. It began as a determined attempt by Communist society (called Vietcong) in the South, backed by Communist North Vietnam, to overthrow the government of South Vietnam. The struggle widened into a war between South Vietnam and North Vietnam and eventually into an international conflict. The United States and about 40 other countries supported South Vietnam by supplying troops and munitions for their fight, and the USSR an...
  • Major Communist Nations During The Vietnam War
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    Explain why the United States left Vietnam culmination of problems within Vietnam, domestically and internationally forced the United States to leave the nation. The key reasons for withdrawal were bulging economic costs, an increasingly impatient home front, an underestimation of North Vietnamese ideology, events which turned the war and ineffective strategies. The United States was left in an unpleasant situation. The French President, Charles de Gaulle, had warned the US against its Vietnam i...
  • Air Operations In Laos
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    The Pentagon Papers In 1967, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara commissioned what has come to be known as the Pentagon Papers-a massive top-secret history of the U.S. role in Indochina. The result was approximately 3,000 pages of narrative and more than 4,000 pages of appended documents-about 2.5 million words. Forty-seven volumes cover U.S. involvement in Indochina from World War II through May 1968, the month the peace talks began in Paris. Among other things, the Pentagon Papers doc...
  • 1967 North Vietnam And The Nlf
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    Vietnam War From the 1880's until World War II, France governed Vietnam as part of French Indochina, which also included Cambodia and Laos. The country was under the control of an emperor, Bao Dai. In 1940 Japanese troops invaded and occupied French Indochina. In December of that year, Vietnamese nationalists established the League for the Independence of Vietnam, or Viet Minh, seeing the turmoil of the war as an opportunity for resistance to French colonial rule. The United States demanded that...
  • Official Country Name Of Vietnam
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    The official country name of Vietnam is the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The capital is Hanoi and the population of this country is 81,624,716 (July 2003). Ethnic groups include the Vietnamese (80-95%), Chinese, Hmong, Thai, Cham, and other mountainous groups. Languages used are Vietnamese (Official), English (second most favored), French, Chinese and Khmer. Some of the many religions practiced are Buddhist, Hoa Hao, Cao Dai, Christian (Roman Catholic, protestant) and Muslim. The life expectan...
  • 1972 Operation Linebacker II
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    OPERATION LINEBACKER II 1. What do you think of when you drive by that big B-52 at the museum? Being the history buff that I am, I think about Vietnam, where that old "Buff" was used the most. "Why should I care about Vietnam?" you ask yourself. Well, last time I checked there's a history section in the PFE guide, so there might be a test later! The intent of this paper is to inform you about Operation Linebacker II. I'll explain the events leading up to the operation, discuss the strategy, and ...
  • Full Scale Air War Against North Vietnam
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    From the 1880's until World War II (1939-1945), France governed Vietnam as part of French Indochina. (Indochina also included Cambodia and Laos, and was ruled by the emperor Bao Dai). During this time, the nations of Indochina fought for their sovereignty. In 1940, the Japanese troops invaded and occupied French Indochina, (causing the United States to step in and demand Japan to leave). In December of that year, Vietnamese nationalists established the League for the Independence of Vietnam, (or...
  • Paris By The South Vietnam Communist Forces
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    Vietnam Controversy It's January 27th, 1973 and the Vietnam War is over. Peace agreements were signed in Paris by the South Vietnam Communist forces, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the United States. The meeting lasted for several hours and in that time they agreed on many objectives, including: that U.S. troops would gradually withdraw from Vietnam and all prisoners of war would be released, South Vietnam had the right to choose their own future (whether or not to unite with North Vietnam), a...
  • Cease Fire And Attacks On South Vietnam
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    The Vietnam conflict Part of French Indochina, Vietnam was occupied by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. Ironically, America's first involvement in the region was in support of a Vietnamese patriot named Ho Chi Minh, the leader of a small nationalist movement which had been waging a campaign against the Japanese since 1941. At the end of the War, Ho and his 'Viet Minh' movement actively resisted France's attempt to regain control of Vietnam, and turned to the Soviet Union and Commu...
  • President Of Republic Of Vietnam
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    1945 Ho Chi Minh and his People's Congress create the National Liberation Committee of Vietnam to form a provisional government following the surrender of Japan to Allied forces and Japan transfers all power to Ho's Vietminh. President Roosevelt dies Making good on his threat to unleash. ".. a rain of ruin the like of which has never been seen on earth... ", President Harry Truman authorizes the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan - one on Hiroshima on August 6, and a second on Nagasaki on Aug...
  • Gulf Of Tonkin Near North Vietnam
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    Barry Goldwater, Arizona state senator, decided to run for the office of President of the United States of America in 1964. His opponent was Lyndon Baynes Johnson who had held the office the year previous due to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. One of the biggest issues for both candidates was the situation in Vietnam. Vietnam was the longest war in which the US took part. It lasted between 1957 and 1975, but the US did not become officially involved until 1965. Vietnam, a small country in ...
  • Ethnic Chinese Citizens Of Vietnam
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    Ethnic Groups Vietnam's population is relatively homogeneous. As much as 90 percent of the people are ethnic Vietnamese, descendents of the people who settled in the Red River Delta thousands of years ago. Ethnic Chinese constitute the largest minority group. Other important minorities are the Khmer and the Cham. In addition, there are also numerous tribal groups. While the ethnic Vietnamese live in lowland areas scattered throughout the country, most minorities are concentrated in specific regi...
  • North Vietnamese And Nlf Forces
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    Vietnam is one of the most famous wars that America has taken place in. It is also considered by some to be the most controversial. Many say that America did not belong in the fight and that it was a waste of money, man-power, and time. Others say that it was important to show that the U.S. will not stand by and let a country or territory be taken in the wrong way. Vietnam lasted from 1959 to 1975. It involved the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front or NLF. It also included the U....
  • Coast Of North Vietnam
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    Although it was called the Vietnam War, the U.S. was primarily involved and participated in most of the warfare to defend democracy. South Vietnam's government and army were not well organized. The U.S. fought most of the war, then when it turned the war over to the South Vietnamese, they couldn't fight the North. Ngo Dinh Diem, prime minister of South Vietnam, was opposed in South Vietnam. Buddhists grew inpatient since Diem's government had long offered benefits to Catholics, and in May 1963 p...
  • North Vietnam
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    Vietnam By Dane Christiansen I am doing my report on Vietnam. First of all, in my opinion the United states shouldn't have ever been involved in. In north Vietnam it was a battle for south Vietnam, so that they would be a unified communist nation. To prevent the taking over of another communistic country, the U.S. held on to the Truman Doctrine, as you said, and stood behind the south Vietnamese people. Then after Kennedy was killed Johnson took over and pumped a lot of money into the war, along...
  • Use Of U.S. Troops Outside South Vietnam
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    The Vietnam War was a war that most people in the United States did not approve of. It was a struggle between U.S. forces and South Vietnamese army against the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. From the 1880's until World War II, France governed Vietnam as part of French Indochina, it also included Cambodia and Laos. During the end of 1940, when Japanese troops had invaded and occupied French Indochina, Vietnamese nationalists seeing an oppor...
  • Use Of U.S. Troops Outside South Vietnam
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    The Vietnam War By Shane Easton U.S. History Term 2 1/2/02 From the 1880's until World War II, France governed Vietnam as part of French Indochina. In 1940 during part of World War II Japan invaded this French Indochina. In December of that year, Vietnamese nationalists established the League for the Independence of Vietnam, or Viet Minh, seeing the turmoil of the war as an opportunity for resistance to French colonial rule. In an action against the Japanese invasion the United States demanded J...
  • Their Bombings Of North Vietnam
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    Unlike conventional wars, the war in Vietnam had no defined front lines. Much of it consisted of hit-and-run attacks, with the guerrillas striking at government outposts and retreating into the jungle. In the early 1960's some North Vietnamese troops, however, began to infiltrate into South Vietnam to help the Vietcong, and supplies sent to Hanoi from the USSR and China were sent south down the so-called Ho Chi Minh Trail. The war began to escalate in the first week of August 1964, when North Vi...

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