INDOCHINA




VIETMINH
INDOCHINA MAP in 1, 2, 3
TERMS
          Review
French Indochina War and Colonialism

           Ho Chi Minh
                 +
    Indochina Commu...
DOMINO THEORY

The loss of even one country to communism will
      cause all others in the region to fall
            “li...
GENEVA ACCORDS



        17th Parallel
        NATIONAL
        ELECTIONS
DIEM
ELECTIONS: CANCELLED

       VIETCONG
(National Liberation Front)

    Ho Chi Minh Trail
A CORRUPTED ALLY
  JFK supports DIEM

       16,000 US
           vs.
 Vietminh and Vietcong

  Religious Oppression

  No...
TONKIN GULF RESOLUTION




      ESCALATION
ESCALATION
OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER

      Robert McNamara

    William Westmoreland

         Dean Rusk

        Army of...
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
                USA                                VIETMINH
         Superior weaponry              ...
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
How hard it was to
                         WIN THE PEOPLE
                         CIVIL WAR vs. CONTAINMENT
            ...
Search and Destroy:
              Kill Livestock

               Burn Villages

               Contaminate

              ...
WAR AT HOME
 AMERICAN ATTRITION

     TELEVISION

   CREDIBILITY GAP

       DRAFT
THE NEW LEFT
         SDS
    (Students for a
  Democratic Society)

   Hawks vs. Doves
1968
TET OFFENSIVE

 JOHNSON
WITHDRAWS
CHICAGO
  EUGENE McCARTHY
         vs.
  HUBERT HUMPHREY

       YIPPIES

FALL OF THE DEMOCRATS
NIXON

SILENT MAJORITY

VIETNAMIZATION

HENRY KISSINGER
PROBLEMS at HOME
     KENT STATE

   PENTAGON PAPERS

   WAR POWERS ACT
PROBLEMS ABROAD
       MY LAI

    SAIGON FALLS

     CAMBODIA
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Ch 30 Vietnam

  1. 1. INDOCHINA VIETMINH
  2. 2. INDOCHINA MAP in 1, 2, 3
  3. 3. TERMS Review French Indochina War and Colonialism Ho Chi Minh + Indochina Communist Party + Vietminh Dien Bien Phu
  4. 4. DOMINO THEORY The loss of even one country to communism will cause all others in the region to fall “like a row of dominoes.”
  5. 5. GENEVA ACCORDS 17th Parallel NATIONAL ELECTIONS
  6. 6. DIEM ELECTIONS: CANCELLED VIETCONG (National Liberation Front) Ho Chi Minh Trail
  7. 7. A CORRUPTED ALLY JFK supports DIEM 16,000 US vs. Vietminh and Vietcong Religious Oppression November 1st, 1963
  8. 8. TONKIN GULF RESOLUTION ESCALATION
  9. 9. ESCALATION OPERATION ROLLING THUNDER Robert McNamara William Westmoreland Dean Rusk Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN)
  10. 10. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE USA VIETMINH Superior weaponry Home court advantage VS. Military personnel numbers Guerilla tactics Disguise “My clothes were filthy and Tunnels ragged...With no boots, my socks were barely recognizable...My conditions and Booby traps predicament were so foreign to me, so Land mines stifling, so overwhelming. I’d never been so hungry, so grimy, and in such pain.” - American Gerald Coffee Support from China and SU
  11. 11. WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
  12. 12. How hard it was to WIN THE PEOPLE CIVIL WAR vs. CONTAINMENT - Ideologies - Peasants SATURATION BOMBING - Agent Orange - Napalm ...prostate cancer, respiratory cancers, multiple myeloma, type II diabetes, Hodgkin’s disease, non- Hodgkin's lymphoma, soft tissue sarcoma, chloracne, porphyria cutanea tarda, peripheral neuropathy, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and spina bifida in children of veterans exposed to Agent Orange.
  13. 13. Search and Destroy: Kill Livestock Burn Villages Contaminate Eliminate the Enemy “We had to destroy the town in order to save it” - American soldier in Ben Tre
  14. 14. WAR AT HOME AMERICAN ATTRITION TELEVISION CREDIBILITY GAP DRAFT
  15. 15. THE NEW LEFT SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) Hawks vs. Doves
  16. 16. 1968 TET OFFENSIVE JOHNSON WITHDRAWS
  17. 17. CHICAGO EUGENE McCARTHY vs. HUBERT HUMPHREY YIPPIES FALL OF THE DEMOCRATS
  18. 18. NIXON SILENT MAJORITY VIETNAMIZATION HENRY KISSINGER
  19. 19. PROBLEMS at HOME KENT STATE PENTAGON PAPERS WAR POWERS ACT
  20. 20. PROBLEMS ABROAD MY LAI SAIGON FALLS CAMBODIA

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