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The Vietnam WarCold War Proxy War or Civil War?
Located in
Southeast Asia,
Vietnam is rich in
resources such as
coal, iron ore,
petroleum,
mercury and tin.
Geography
Starting in 1858, the French colonized and controlled most of Southeast Asia
and began to utilize their valuable resources...
1940- Japanese Indochina was made possible by 2 major events, the
Japanese domination of China and the Nazi occupation of ...
1941- Happy to see the French gone, the Vietnamese still feared the
Japanese. As a result, Ho Chi Minh created and led the...
1945: After the defeat of
the Japan, the Emperor
of Vietnam, Bao Dai,
abdicates the throne and
hands power to Ho Chi
Minh ...
General Vo Nguyen Giap gained a decisive victory against the French at
Dien Bien Phu Battle on May 13, 1954. France retrea...
Rising communist
sentiment in Vietnam
leads U.S. President
Eisenhower to describe
the situation as a
“domino theory” that
...
In 1954, An International Peace Conference divides
Indochina at the 17th parallel.
In 1954, An International Peace Confere...
Describe what is happening in this photo and what
do you think caused it to happen?
Describe what is happening in this pho...
Buddhists were unhappy with Diem’s biased policies favoring Catholics in
public service, military promotions, the allocati...
Due to frequent protests, Diem’s army raided many pagodas claiming that
communists had infiltrated the Buddhists and were ...
Why would these Buddhist monks perform such an act?
The pictures of the monks engulfed in flames made world headlines, whi...
In 1963, a U.S. backed group of South Vietnamese generals ousted and assassinated Diem,
leaving a ineffective military jun...
The U.S. increases the number of military advisors and aid to South Vietnam.The U.S. increases the number of military advi...
By August of 1964, the U.S. needed justification for its increasing presence in Vietnam.By August of 1964, the U.S. needed...
“The North Vietnamese regime has conducted
further deliberate attacks against U.S. naval
vessels operating in internationa...
On August 5, 1964 Congress
passed the Gulf of Tonkin
Resolution that authorized the
President to use war powers
and send A...
At the same time, popular support for the Vietcong grew. Ho Chi Minh
strongly supported the Vietcong with troops and munit...
United States
• Will use its superior firepower
to force the enemy to surrender
• Will use air strikes to bomb the
enemy i...
North Vietnam
• Will rely on the Guerilla tactics
of surprise and mobility.
• Will avoid major head to head
battles
• Will...
The U.S. turned to air power and
bombed millions of acres of land in
an attempt to destroy enemy
hideouts and supply route...
The Tet Offensive
On January 31, 1968, during the Vietnamese New Year known as Tet, the North
Vietnamese communist forces ...
Why did the north use the Ho Chi Minh Trail
and why was it effective?
Draw in the Ho Chi Minh
Trail on your map!
Draw in t...
Describe what is happening in this photo and what do you think
caused it to happen?
Describe what is happening in this pho...
• Up to 40,000 communists were killed in action
• U.S. military quickly responded to the surprise attacks and defeated the...
During the late 1960’s,
protests against the war
became more popular in
the U.S. The stress of
the war causes LBJ not to
r...
On March 18, 1969, American B-52s began carpet-bombing eastern Cambodia and Laos
and dropped 540,000 tons of bombs , killi...
After Nixon announced the bombing of Cambodia, the Nation erupted in
protests. On May 4th
, 1970, at Kent State University...
In order to force North Vietnam to make concessions at the peace talks,
Nixon orders massive bombings of Hanoi and Haiphon...
“Napalm Girl,” Kim Phuc
and Photographer Nick Ut.
“Napalm Girl,” Kim Phuc
and Photographer Nick Ut.
After 5 years of stalled talks, a cease-fire was finally signed on January 27, 1973 by
the United States, North Vietnam, a...
By March 1973, the last
U.S. forces left Vietnam.
By March 1973, the last
U.S. forces left Vietnam.
Two Years later, the N...
The Communist rename Saigon, the capital of the South, Ho Chi Minh City.The Communist rename Saigon, the capital of the So...
The Cambodians are angered by U.S. bombing and are poverty stricken. By 1975 the
Communist rebels, known as the Khmer Roug...
Pol Pot begins a ruthless attempt to transform Cambodia into a
rural communist society. All urban, western influenced and
...
Pol Pot’s followers commit acts of genocide resulting in the murder of almost two million
Cambodians. He piled up the rema...
Within two weeks of the
invasion, the Khmer Rouge
was driven out into Thailand.
In its place, the Vietnamese
installed a m...
• There were 58,000 Americans, 400,000 South Vietnamese, and over 900,000 Viet
Cong and North Vietnamese killed in Action....
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1982,
more than seven years after the end of the war.
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  1. 1. The Vietnam WarCold War Proxy War or Civil War?
  2. 2. Located in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is rich in resources such as coal, iron ore, petroleum, mercury and tin. Geography
  3. 3. Starting in 1858, the French colonized and controlled most of Southeast Asia and began to utilize their valuable resources. Starting in 1858, the French colonized and controlled most of Southeast Asia and began to utilize their valuable resources.
  4. 4. 1940- Japanese Indochina was made possible by 2 major events, the Japanese domination of China and the Nazi occupation of France. 1940- Japanese Indochina was made possible by 2 major events, the Japanese domination of China and the Nazi occupation of France.
  5. 5. 1941- Happy to see the French gone, the Vietnamese still feared the Japanese. As a result, Ho Chi Minh created and led the Vietminh (Independence) league 1941- Happy to see the French gone, the Vietnamese still feared the Japanese. As a result, Ho Chi Minh created and led the Vietminh (Independence) league
  6. 6. 1945: After the defeat of the Japan, the Emperor of Vietnam, Bao Dai, abdicates the throne and hands power to Ho Chi Minh and the communists. 1945: After the defeat of the Japan, the Emperor of Vietnam, Bao Dai, abdicates the throne and hands power to Ho Chi Minh and the communists. However, Indochina War began as the French tried to regain power in their former colony. However, Indochina War began as the French tried to regain power in their former colony.
  7. 7. General Vo Nguyen Giap gained a decisive victory against the French at Dien Bien Phu Battle on May 13, 1954. France retreated to the south. General Vo Nguyen Giap gained a decisive victory against the French at Dien Bien Phu Battle on May 13, 1954. France retreated to the south.
  8. 8. Rising communist sentiment in Vietnam leads U.S. President Eisenhower to describe the situation as a “domino theory” that will threaten Southeast Asia. Rising communist sentiment in Vietnam leads U.S. President Eisenhower to describe the situation as a “domino theory” that will threaten Southeast Asia.
  9. 9. In 1954, An International Peace Conference divides Indochina at the 17th parallel. In 1954, An International Peace Conference divides Indochina at the 17th parallel. North Vietnam –Led by Ho Chi Minh’s communist forces and supported by the USSR and China North Vietnam –Led by Ho Chi Minh’s communist forces and supported by the USSR and China South Vietnam –Led by an anti-Communist government under the rule of Ngo Dinh Diem and supported by the U.S. and France. South Vietnam –Led by an anti-Communist government under the rule of Ngo Dinh Diem and supported by the U.S. and France.
  10. 10. Describe what is happening in this photo and what do you think caused it to happen? Describe what is happening in this photo and what do you think caused it to happen? Do Now
  11. 11. Buddhists were unhappy with Diem’s biased policies favoring Catholics in public service, military promotions, the allocation of land, business favors and tax concessions. Buddhists were unhappy with Diem’s biased policies favoring Catholics in public service, military promotions, the allocation of land, business favors and tax concessions.
  12. 12. Due to frequent protests, Diem’s army raided many pagodas claiming that communists had infiltrated the Buddhists and were trying to destroy his peace-loving democracy. Due to frequent protests, Diem’s army raided many pagodas claiming that communists had infiltrated the Buddhists and were trying to destroy his peace-loving democracy.
  13. 13. Why would these Buddhist monks perform such an act? The pictures of the monks engulfed in flames made world headlines, which led to a loss of U.S. support for Ngo Dinh Diem. The pictures of the monks engulfed in flames made world headlines, which led to a loss of U.S. support for Ngo Dinh Diem. Massive protests on the streets of Saigon took place including the self-immolation of many Buddhist monks. Massive protests on the streets of Saigon took place including the self-immolation of many Buddhist monks.
  14. 14. In 1963, a U.S. backed group of South Vietnamese generals ousted and assassinated Diem, leaving a ineffective military junta in power. The threat of a communist takeover increases! In 1963, a U.S. backed group of South Vietnamese generals ousted and assassinated Diem, leaving a ineffective military junta in power. The threat of a communist takeover increases!
  15. 15. The U.S. increases the number of military advisors and aid to South Vietnam.The U.S. increases the number of military advisors and aid to South Vietnam. The National Liberation Front: Founded in 1960, this South Vietnamese group supported the unification of Vietnam and opposed U.S. presence in Vietnam. The group came to be known as the Viet Cong (VC). The National Liberation Front: Founded in 1960, this South Vietnamese group supported the unification of Vietnam and opposed U.S. presence in Vietnam. The group came to be known as the Viet Cong (VC).
  16. 16. By August of 1964, the U.S. needed justification for its increasing presence in Vietnam.By August of 1964, the U.S. needed justification for its increasing presence in Vietnam. U.S. President LBJ told Congress that North Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin on two occasions. It was found out later, the 2nd attack never happened and the President knowingly used it to escalate U.S. action. U.S. President LBJ told Congress that North Vietnamese patrol boats had attacked American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin on two occasions. It was found out later, the 2nd attack never happened and the President knowingly used it to escalate U.S. action. The U.S.S. Maddox Film Clip
  17. 17. “The North Vietnamese regime has conducted further deliberate attacks against U.S. naval vessels operating in international waters…” …the Congress approves and supports the determination of the President, as Commander in Chief, to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression. “I want to ask the Congress for a resolution expressing the unity and determination of the United States in supporting freedom and in protecting peace in southeast Asia.”
  18. 18. On August 5, 1964 Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that authorized the President to use war powers and send American troops into Vietnam. On August 5, 1964 Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution that authorized the President to use war powers and send American troops into Vietnam. Compare the amount of troops sent to Vietnam in 1964 to 1968.
  19. 19. At the same time, popular support for the Vietcong grew. Ho Chi Minh strongly supported the Vietcong with troops and munitions, as did the Soviet Union and China.
  20. 20. United States • Will use its superior firepower to force the enemy to surrender • Will use air strikes to bomb the enemy into submission • Will use search and destroy missions to pinpoint enemy bases and supplies. • Will set up blockades to prevent supplies from reaching the enemy.
  21. 21. North Vietnam • Will rely on the Guerilla tactics of surprise and mobility. • Will avoid major head to head battles • Will use knowledge of terrain to their advantage • Will fight during the night and use underground tunnels to confuse enemy. • Will not fight to win, but to prolong the war and never lose. Film Clip
  22. 22. The U.S. turned to air power and bombed millions of acres of land in an attempt to destroy enemy hideouts and supply routes. They also sprayed the country with a chemical called Agent Orange to defoliate the dense jungle. The U.S. turned to air power and bombed millions of acres of land in an attempt to destroy enemy hideouts and supply routes. They also sprayed the country with a chemical called Agent Orange to defoliate the dense jungle.
  23. 23. The Tet Offensive On January 31, 1968, during the Vietnamese New Year known as Tet, the North Vietnamese communist forces initiated a large scale attack on 5 major South Vietnamese cities including the American Embassy in Saigon.
  24. 24. Why did the north use the Ho Chi Minh Trail and why was it effective? Draw in the Ho Chi Minh Trail on your map! Draw in the Ho Chi Minh Trail on your map!
  25. 25. Describe what is happening in this photo and what do you think caused it to happen? Describe what is happening in this photo and what do you think caused it to happen? Do Now
  26. 26. • Up to 40,000 communists were killed in action • U.S. military quickly responded to the surprise attacks and defeated the communists • Almost all territory was regained by the U.S. within a few days • Public saw bloody street fighting and brief communist victories • Up to 40,000 communists were killed in action • U.S. military quickly responded to the surprise attacks and defeated the communists • Almost all territory was regained by the U.S. within a few days • Public saw bloody street fighting and brief communist victories If the Tet Offensive was a military loss for North Vietnam, then why is it considered a turning point in their favor? If the Tet Offensive was a military loss for North Vietnam, then why is it considered a turning point in their favor? Film Clip
  27. 27. During the late 1960’s, protests against the war became more popular in the U.S. The stress of the war causes LBJ not to run for President for a second term. During the late 1960’s, protests against the war became more popular in the U.S. The stress of the war causes LBJ not to run for President for a second term. Elected in 1968, President Nixon begins withdrawing U.S. troops from Vietnam in 1969. This policy was called “Vietnamization” because it allowed U.S. troops to pull out while the South Vietnamese increased their combat role. Elected in 1968, President Nixon begins withdrawing U.S. troops from Vietnam in 1969. This policy was called “Vietnamization” because it allowed U.S. troops to pull out while the South Vietnamese increased their combat role.
  28. 28. On March 18, 1969, American B-52s began carpet-bombing eastern Cambodia and Laos and dropped 540,000 tons of bombs , killing anywhere from 150,000 to 500,000 civilians. The bombing was initially kept secret from the American people. On March 18, 1969, American B-52s began carpet-bombing eastern Cambodia and Laos and dropped 540,000 tons of bombs , killing anywhere from 150,000 to 500,000 civilians. The bombing was initially kept secret from the American people. The Vietcong moved soldiers and supplies through Cambodia and Laos over the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The Vietcong moved soldiers and supplies through Cambodia and Laos over the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
  29. 29. After Nixon announced the bombing of Cambodia, the Nation erupted in protests. On May 4th , 1970, at Kent State University in Ohio, the National Guard was sent in due to massive protests and near riots. After Nixon announced the bombing of Cambodia, the Nation erupted in protests. On May 4th , 1970, at Kent State University in Ohio, the National Guard was sent in due to massive protests and near riots. After some commotion, the guardsmen opened fire, killing four students and injuring nine. After some commotion, the guardsmen opened fire, killing four students and injuring nine.
  30. 30. In order to force North Vietnam to make concessions at the peace talks, Nixon orders massive bombings of Hanoi and Haiphong. In order to force North Vietnam to make concessions at the peace talks, Nixon orders massive bombings of Hanoi and Haiphong. Describe what is happening in this photo and what do you think caused it to happen? Describe what is happening in this photo and what do you think caused it to happen? Do Now
  31. 31. “Napalm Girl,” Kim Phuc and Photographer Nick Ut. “Napalm Girl,” Kim Phuc and Photographer Nick Ut.
  32. 32. After 5 years of stalled talks, a cease-fire was finally signed on January 27, 1973 by the United States, North Vietnam, and South Vietnam. After 5 years of stalled talks, a cease-fire was finally signed on January 27, 1973 by the United States, North Vietnam, and South Vietnam. • Cease-fire in-place and troop withdrawal • No further acts of force on ground, in the air, and on the sea. • Return of all captured military personnel and foreign civilians within 60 day period • Exercise of South Vietnam's right of self-determination • North and South Vietnam to begin peaceful negotiations on establishing normal relations and reunification. • Cease-fire in-place and troop withdrawal • No further acts of force on ground, in the air, and on the sea. • Return of all captured military personnel and foreign civilians within 60 day period • Exercise of South Vietnam's right of self-determination • North and South Vietnam to begin peaceful negotiations on establishing normal relations and reunification.
  33. 33. By March 1973, the last U.S. forces left Vietnam. By March 1973, the last U.S. forces left Vietnam. Two Years later, the North Vietnamese invaded South Vietnam. When the U.S. Congress refused to give promised financial support to South Vietnam, they were quickly over defeated. Two Years later, the North Vietnamese invaded South Vietnam. When the U.S. Congress refused to give promised financial support to South Vietnam, they were quickly over defeated. The last Americans leave the American Embassy in South Vietnam - 1975 The last Americans leave the American Embassy in South Vietnam - 1975
  34. 34. The Communist rename Saigon, the capital of the South, Ho Chi Minh City.The Communist rename Saigon, the capital of the South, Ho Chi Minh City. North Vietnamese troops march into South Vietnam.North Vietnamese troops march into South Vietnam.
  35. 35. The Cambodians are angered by U.S. bombing and are poverty stricken. By 1975 the Communist rebels, known as the Khmer Rouge, set up a brutal agrarian-communist government that killed almost 2 million people. The Cambodians are angered by U.S. bombing and are poverty stricken. By 1975 the Communist rebels, known as the Khmer Rouge, set up a brutal agrarian-communist government that killed almost 2 million people.
  36. 36. Pol Pot begins a ruthless attempt to transform Cambodia into a rural communist society. All urban, western influenced and educated Cambodians were to be re-educated or killed. Pol Pot begins a ruthless attempt to transform Cambodia into a rural communist society. All urban, western influenced and educated Cambodians were to be re-educated or killed.
  37. 37. Pol Pot’s followers commit acts of genocide resulting in the murder of almost two million Cambodians. He piled up the remains of the murdered in what became known as the “Killing Fields.” Pol Pot’s followers commit acts of genocide resulting in the murder of almost two million Cambodians. He piled up the remains of the murdered in what became known as the “Killing Fields.”
  38. 38. Within two weeks of the invasion, the Khmer Rouge was driven out into Thailand. In its place, the Vietnamese installed a moderate communist government. Within two weeks of the invasion, the Khmer Rouge was driven out into Thailand. In its place, the Vietnamese installed a moderate communist government. In April 1998, 73-year-old Pol Pot died of an apparent heart attack following his arrest, before he could be brought to trial by an international tribunal for the events of 1975-79. In April 1998, 73-year-old Pol Pot died of an apparent heart attack following his arrest, before he could be brought to trial by an international tribunal for the events of 1975-79. In 1978, Vietnam invaded Cambodia to oust the Khmer Rouge. The invasion was a response to two years of border incursions by Pol Pot's forces. In 1978, Vietnam invaded Cambodia to oust the Khmer Rouge. The invasion was a response to two years of border incursions by Pol Pot's forces.
  39. 39. • There were 58,000 Americans, 400,000 South Vietnamese, and over 900,000 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese killed in Action. • 304,000 Americans wounded and over 10,000 American MIA/POW’s • U.S. officially recognized Vietnam in 1989 • Vietnam still remains a united nation under a communist government • Both Cambodia and Laos fall to communism • There were 58,000 Americans, 400,000 South Vietnamese, and over 900,000 Viet Cong and North Vietnamese killed in Action. • 304,000 Americans wounded and over 10,000 American MIA/POW’s • U.S. officially recognized Vietnam in 1989 • Vietnam still remains a united nation under a communist government • Both Cambodia and Laos fall to communism
  40. 40. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1982, more than seven years after the end of the war.

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