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  • 1. 1945-1974
  • 2.
    • Vietnam has been fighting for its independence since 208 B.C.
    • 1862-Asked Lincoln for help against the French
    • 1918-Asked Wilson for help against French
    • 1940-Vietnam fell to the Japanese during WWII
  • 3.
    • Born in 1890
    • Was looking for a way to unite the country
      • Became a member of the communist party
      • Ho was a nationalist!
    • 1913 -came to US worked in Boston, NY, San Fran
      • 1919 -Helps the US as OSS Agent
    • 1924 -met w/Stalin
    • 1941 -changed name to Ho Chi Minh
      • He who enlightens
  • 4.
    • He created a movement called the Vietminh
      • The people of Vietnam need to expel foreigners and govern themselves.
    • Spoke English, Russian, 3 dialects of Chinese, French, Vietnamese
  • 5.
    • Ho formed the Vietminh to fight the Japanese during WWII.
    • After the war, Potsdam split Vietnam @ 17 th parallel
      • North-Chinese
      • South-British
  • 6.
    • Post WWII-Ho turned to Truman for help. Why?
      • Truman Doctrine!!!
    • Sept. 2, 1945- ½ million came to listen to Ho
      • “ We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights among them life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  • 7.
    • American officers joined in parades w/ Vietnamese officers
    • Played Star-Spangled Banner
    • US war planes flew over the parade
    • Ho sent 8 letters asking for American help…
  • 8.
    • 1949-Asia became important
      • France was an ally during the war (NATO)
      • Anti-communist FoPo
        • Stay consistent-Korea, Eastern Europe
    • USSR Detonates the A-bomb
    • 1 st American killed-Sept. 1945
      • Ho sent apology in letter
  • 9.
    • June 27, 1950
    • US gave 3 billion + 300 Advisors to South Vietnam
    • President of SV was Buddhist Monk (Bao Dai)
  • 10.
    • Any member of a small defensive force of irregular soldiers, usually volunteers, making raids against the enemy behind its lines.
      • What tactics did they use to fight?
  • 11.
    • Sharp Bamboo sticks that are often covered with poison, manure, and other things that will cause infection/death.
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    • Small explosive devices laid under the ground. Usually triggered by stepping on a switch/tripwire!
      • Shrapnel
      • Nails
      • Explosive Force
  • 19.
    • Tunnels were dug all over North/South Vietnam.
    • Vietnamese had to stay hidden or be attacked by air.
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