Vietnam Board 2007

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Vietnam Board 2007

  1. 1. Vietnam: The Board Game
  2. 2. What was that called? <ul><li>This was Nixon’s term for lessening the level of US involvement and increasing the responsibility of the South Vietnamese </li></ul>Vietnamization
  3. 3. Question: the O’Doyle category <ul><li>During World War II, what country ruled Vietnam? </li></ul>Japan
  4. 4. Picture this… <ul><li>What/who are these monks protesting? </li></ul>Diem
  5. 5. Question: The O’Doyle Category <ul><li>Who lost at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu? </li></ul>The French
  6. 6. Question: Follow the Leader <ul><li>Who might have said this? </li></ul><ul><li>“ I won over 100% of the popular vote in my election? </li></ul>Ngo Dihn Diem
  7. 7. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>Vietcong </li></ul>Their side
  8. 8. Question: Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I quoted the Declaration of Independence hoping to gain US support.” </li></ul>Ho Chi Minh
  9. 9. Question: Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I subscribed to the Madman Theory…but they didn’t buy it.” </li></ul>Richard Nixon
  10. 10. Question: Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I was the original President to side with South Vietnam; I gave them a few bucks and 300 advisors.” </li></ul>Harry S. Truman
  11. 11. Question: Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I love playing dominoes…heck, I’m going to develop a theory based on dominoes.” </li></ul>Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower
  12. 12. Question: Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ As president I could not afford another Cold War defeat…so I increased our ‘advisors’ from 700 to 16,000.” </li></ul>John F. Kennedy
  13. 13. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I was the US president when Diem was assassinated.” </li></ul>John F. Kennedy
  14. 14. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ People liked my leadership so much in Vietnam that they lit themselves on fire.” </li></ul>Ngo Dinh Diem
  15. 15. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>National Liberation Front </li></ul>Their side
  16. 16. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I won the 1972 election.” </li></ul>Richard Nixon
  17. 17. Question <ul><li>For over 1,000 years, what country ruled Vietnam? </li></ul>China
  18. 18. Birds <ul><li>Hawk or Dove? </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King </li></ul>Dove
  19. 19. Picture this… <ul><li>In what year is this occurring? 1968, 1972, 1975? </li></ul>1975
  20. 20. Picture this <ul><li>At what university did this occur? </li></ul>Kent State
  21. 21. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I sent in the Green Berets.” </li></ul>John F. Kennedy
  22. 22. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>South Vietnam </li></ul>Our side
  23. 23. Where in the World? <ul><li>Where the Pathet Lao lived </li></ul>Laos
  24. 24. Where in the World? <ul><li>The USS Maddox was “attacked” here </li></ul>The Gulf of Tonkin
  25. 25. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>ARVN </li></ul>Our side
  26. 26. By the numbers… <ul><li>What is the significance of this number? </li></ul><ul><li>25% </li></ul>The percentage of US soldiers who were drafted in the Vietnam war
  27. 27. Really or not really? <ul><li>LBJ’s air war cost the US more than it cost the North Vietnamese </li></ul>Really
  28. 28. Really or not really? <ul><li>A higher percentage of US soldiers were drafted in World War II than were drafted in Vietnam. </li></ul>Really
  29. 29. Chicken or Egg? <ul><li>Which event came first: Gulf of Tonkin Incident or My Lai Massacre </li></ul>Gulf of Tonkin
  30. 30. Picture this… <ul><li>Why are these people running? </li></ul>Napalm attack
  31. 31. By the numbers… <ul><li>What is the significance of this number? </li></ul><ul><li>19 </li></ul>The average age of the US soldier in Vietnam
  32. 32. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie </li></ul>Their side
  33. 33. Picture this…. <ul><li>During what event is this occurring? </li></ul>Tet Offensive
  34. 34. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I was the Commander of forces in Vietnam. I asked LBJ for 206,000 more troops in 1968.” </li></ul>William Westmoreland
  35. 35. Picture this… <ul><li>What event just took place? </li></ul>My Lai Massacre
  36. 36. Question: Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ Congress granted me the Tonkin Gulf Resolution.” </li></ul>LBJ
  37. 37. Really or not really? <ul><li>The highest levels of US troop involvement occurred during the Richard Nixon presidency. </li></ul>Not really
  38. 38. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I won the 1968 election.” </li></ul>Richard Nixon
  39. 39. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>Pathet Lao </li></ul>Their side
  40. 40. By the numbers <ul><li>What is the significance of this number? </li></ul><ul><li>58,000 </li></ul>The number of US soldiers killed in action
  41. 41. By the numbers <ul><li>What is the significance of the following number? </li></ul><ul><li>2.6 million </li></ul>The number of US soldiers who served in-country in Vietnam
  42. 42. What’s the word? <ul><li>This was the name of LBJ’s bombing campaign on the North… </li></ul>Operation Rolling Thunder
  43. 43. What was that called? <ul><li>This conference established the 17 th parallel as the dividing line between North and South Vietnam </li></ul>Geneva Conference
  44. 44. What was that called? <ul><li>This was the name of the attack by the North on the South once American troops had left…this brought about the fall of Saigon </li></ul>Ho Chi Minh Offensive
  45. 45. Who are they? <ul><li>This group’s mission was to “out guerilla the guerillas.” </li></ul>Tiger Force
  46. 46. What’s it called? <ul><li>This was the supply line from the north to the south </li></ul>Ho Chi Minh trail
  47. 47. What was it called? <ul><li>This was the North Vietnamese attack of over 100 cities and 12 military bases </li></ul>Tet Offensive
  48. 48. Chicken or Egg? <ul><li>Who came first: Johnson or Nixon? </li></ul>Johnson
  49. 49. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ Vietnam was the cornerstone of the Free World in Southeast Asia.” </li></ul>John F. Kennedy
  50. 50. Chicken or Egg? <ul><li>Who came first: Truman or Eisenhower? </li></ul>Truman
  51. 51. What’s the term? <ul><li>The forced relocation of South Vietnamese peasants to prevent NLF influence </li></ul>Strategic Hamlet Program
  52. 52. What’s the term? <ul><li>This was William Westmoreland’s term for the number of dead Vietcong </li></ul>Body Count
  53. 53. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>Ho Chi Minh </li></ul>Their side
  54. 54. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I worked to negotiate a truce with North Vietnam under the Nixon administration.” </li></ul>Henry Kissinger
  55. 55. Need a date? <ul><li>Why does this date matter: March 5, 1965? </li></ul>First combat troops deployed to Vietnam
  56. 56. What was that called? <ul><li>Daniel Ellsberg published this in 1971, which exposed that the government was deliberately misleading the American public: The ___________ Papers </li></ul>Pentagon
  57. 57. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I widened the war by bombing Cambodia.” </li></ul>Richard Nixon
  58. 58. What was that called? <ul><li>This was the name of the killings led by Lt. William Calley, which women, children, and old men were the victims </li></ul>My Lai Massacre
  59. 59. What was that called? <ul><li>This was the CIA-sponsored operative which killed over 20,000 Vietnamese, including suspected recruiters for the NLF </li></ul>Operation Phoenix
  60. 60. Need a date? <ul><li>What happened on January 27, 1973? </li></ul>A cease fire occurred
  61. 61. Need a date? <ul><li>What happened on August 4, 1964? </li></ul>The 2 nd alleged attack on the USS Maddox

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