Vietnam´s struggle for independence By: Matheus Gondim and Mario Macedo…
Vietnam´s struggle for independence
By: Matheus Gondim and Mario Macedo
After World war II it has began the struggle for independence
Vietnam nationalist communist leader Ho Chi Minh- Exploited war times to fight for independence.
Battle of Diem Bien Phu
Geneva conference was created to solve the problems in Asia
Creation of Viet Minh by Ho Chi Minh
Created the Ho Chi Minh Trail, which was a military supply route.
North Vietnamese leadership ordered the South to change its way of fighting, by avoiding direct battles with the Americans.
Nationalist struggle for independence
created Viet Cong to release North Vietnam
Viet Cong Became National libaration Front
Ngo Dinh Diem
Gulf of Tonkin Incident
North Vietnam attack over US destroyers Maddox and Turner Joy
Series of attacks on cities on South Vietnam
Anti-War marches and protests, Richard M. Nixon won the 1968 president election, promised to restore law and order.
Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge (1975-1979)
Pol Pot was the leader of Kampuchean Communist Party, or Khmer Rouge, a guerrilla movement.
American Troops withdraw in 1973
South falls to North Vietnam (1975)
Can be applaied to Both north and South Vietnam
Both began with a communist party and have spread to other cultures characterizing the Domino theory. But the US has tried to stop the spread of their ideas, which could lead to the Domino Theory.
US intervention in Vietnam follows
Started in about 1950 with its aid to France in the First Indochina War