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Vietnam Review

  1. 1. Vietnam: The Board Game
  2. 2. The Rules <ul><li>The goal is to acquire as many different colored marks on your soldier’s ID tag as possible. Once you have all the colors, attempt to get multiple marks in each color. </li></ul><ul><li>You do this by landing on one of the colored stars and, while on the star, answering a question correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>When you do this, you will mark your card with the color of marker associated with that star. </li></ul><ul><li>When a question is asked, ALL will write answers down on individual sheets. One person will roll; anyone who answered the question correctly will move forward the number of spaces with the roll. </li></ul><ul><li>If you land on a BATTLE card, select a card and do as instructed. Some cards may benefit you, others will not. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I spoke several languages, lived in France, Britain, China, the US, and the Soviet Union in addition to Vietnam. And I even faked my own death.” </li></ul>Ho Chi Minh
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Question: the O’Doyle category <ul><li>During World War II, what country ruled Vietnam? </li></ul>Japan
  6. 6. Picture this… <ul><li>What/who are these monks protesting? </li></ul>Diem
  7. 7. Question: The O’Doyle Category <ul><li>Who lost at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu ? </li></ul>The French
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>Vietcong </li></ul>Their side
  10. 10. Question: Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I quoted the Declaration of Independence hoping to gain US support .” </li></ul>Ho Chi Minh
  11. 11. Question: Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I subscribed to the Madman Theory…but they didn’t buy it.” </li></ul>Richard Nixon
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Birds <ul><li>Hawks or Doves? </li></ul><ul><li>Most Americans </li></ul>Hawks
  16. 16. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I was described as the Churchill of Asia.” </li></ul>Ngo Dinh Diem
  17. 17. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I was the US president when Diem was assassinated.” </li></ul>John F. Kennedy
  18. 18. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ People liked my leadership so much in Vietnam that they lit themselves on fire.” </li></ul>Ngo Dinh Diem
  19. 19. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>National Liberation Front </li></ul>Their side
  20. 20. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I won the 1972 election.” </li></ul>Richard Nixon
  21. 21. Question <ul><li>For over 1,000 years, what country ruled Vietnam? </li></ul>China
  22. 22. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I was the president of Ford and also served as the Secretary of Defense.” </li></ul>Robert McNamara
  23. 23. Birds <ul><li>Hawk or Dove? </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King </li></ul>Dove
  24. 24. Picture this… <ul><li>In what year is this occurring? 1968, 1972, 1975? </li></ul>1975
  25. 25. Picture this <ul><li>At what university did this occur? </li></ul>Kent State
  26. 26. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I sent in the Green Berets.” </li></ul>John F. Kennedy
  27. 27. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>South Vietnam </li></ul>Our side
  28. 28. Where in the World? <ul><li>Where the Pathet Lao lived </li></ul>Laos
  29. 29. Where in the World? <ul><li>The USS Maddox was “attacked” here </li></ul>The Gulf of Tonkin
  30. 30. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>ARVN </li></ul>Our side
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. Really or not really? <ul><li>LBJ’s air war cost the US more than it cost the North Vietnamese </li></ul>Really
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. Chicken or Egg? <ul><li>Which event came first: Gulf of Tonkin Incident or My Lai Massacre </li></ul>Gulf of Tonkin
  35. 35. Picture this… <ul><li>Why are these people running? </li></ul>Napalm attack
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>Charlie </li></ul>Their side
  38. 38. Question <ul><li>I shot Bobby Kennedy; who am I? </li></ul>Sirhan Sirhan
  39. 39. Question <ul><li>Where was Martin Luther King shot? (City and State) </li></ul>Memphis, Tennessee
  40. 40. Question <ul><li>I was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1968; who am I? </li></ul>Hubert Humphrey
  41. 41. Picture this…. <ul><li>During what event is this occurring? </li></ul>Tet Offensive
  42. 42. 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
  43. 43. Picture this… <ul><li>What event just took place? </li></ul>My Lai Massacre
  44. 44. Question: Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ Congress granted me the Tonkin Gulf Resolution.” </li></ul>LBJ
  45. 45. Really or not really? <ul><li>The highest levels of US troop involvement occurred during the Richard Nixon presidency. </li></ul>Not really
  46. 46. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I won the 1968 election.” </li></ul>Richard Nixon
  47. 47. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>Pathet Lao </li></ul>Their side
  48. 48. 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
  49. 49. 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
  50. 50. What’s the word? <ul><li>This was the name of LBJ’s bombing campaign on the North… </li></ul>Operation Rolling Thunder
  51. 51. 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
  52. 52. 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
  53. 53. Who are they? <ul><li>This group’s mission was to “out guerilla the guerillas.” </li></ul>Tiger Force
  54. 54. What’s it called? <ul><li>This was the supply line from the north to the south </li></ul>Ho Chi Minh trail
  55. 55. What was it called? <ul><li>This was the North Vietnamese attack of over 100 cities and 12 military bases </li></ul>Tet Offensive
  56. 56. Chicken or Egg? <ul><li>Who came first: Johnson or Nixon? </li></ul>Johnson
  57. 57. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ Vietnam was the cornerstone of the Free World in Southeast Asia.” </li></ul>John F. Kennedy
  58. 58. Chicken or Egg? <ul><li>Who came first: Truman or Eisenhower? </li></ul>Truman
  59. 59. What’s the term? <ul><li>The forced relocation of South Vietnamese peasants to prevent NLF influence </li></ul>Strategic Hamlet Program
  60. 60. What was that called? <ul><li>This was the name of Nixon’s bombing raids on Cambodia and North Vietnam. </li></ul>Operation Linebacker I and II
  61. 61. What’s the term? <ul><li>This was William Westmoreland’s term for the number of dead Vietcong </li></ul>Body Count
  62. 62. Question <ul><li>Our side or their side? </li></ul><ul><li>Ho Chi Minh </li></ul>Their side
  63. 63. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I worked to negotiate a truce with North Vietnam under the Nixon administration.” </li></ul>Henry Kissinger
  64. 64. Need a date? <ul><li>Why does this date matter: March 5, 1965? </li></ul>First combat troops deployed to Vietnam
  65. 65. 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
  66. 66. Follow the Leader <ul><li>“ I widened the war by bombing Cambodia.” </li></ul>Richard Nixon
  67. 67. 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
  68. 68. 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
  69. 69. Need a date? <ul><li>What happened on January 27, 1973? </li></ul>A cease fire occurred
  70. 70. 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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