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Vietnam War project

Thebigburtaco on 6. Jun, 2013 — Lang: English

Vietnam War project
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    Vietnam, a county in South East Asia, a country that was owned by France for decades and again owned by Japan during WWII. In 1946 after WWII Japan was kicked out of Japan ,France claimed Vietnam as a colony again after just being kicked out by Japan. Vietnam fought back , and by May 1954 France surrendered to Vietnam. After North Vietnam and South Vietnam was divided on the 17th parallel with a Communist government in the North and a Democratic government in the South.

    Ho Chi Minh , the leader of the Communist North Vietnam

    Ngo Dinh Diem, the leader of the Democratic South Vietnam

    The very first of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam was in President Eisenhower's presidency sending aid to South Vietnam like money, weapons, and military advisors to train the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. By 1953 Ngo Diem's government in South Vietnam was very unpopular and many Vietnamese joined the Vietcong which were Communists in the South who supported the North.

    Meanwhile, in November 1963 Diem was assassinated and President Johnson who enherited a situation in South Vietnam that was rapidly deteriorating. Although the ARVN had 300,000 soldiers, North Vietnamese forces were slipping in South Vietnam and by March 1964 the Vietcong controlled 40% of South Vietnam. An incident in the Gulf of Tonkin was that a U.S. navy destroyer the USS Maddox was attacked by North Vietnamese torpedo boats gave president LBJ an excuse to pass the Tonkin Gulf Resolution that gave the president "all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against forces of the United States."

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