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The Vietnam War
Wash, Rinse, Repeat……
Pre-American Involvement
• Like Korea, French
Indochina (Vietnam) also
fell to Japan during World
War II.
• When the war
ended, France took
Vietnam back over.
• Vietnamese
nationalists, led by Ho Chi
Minh, however were strong
and willing to fight the
French for independence.
• Finally, the nationalists
were communists!
Guess What?
• Fearing all of Southeast
Asia would follow
Vietnam into
communism, America
supported the French
with money and
weapons to keep
control of Vietnam.
The Domino Theory!
Victory for Ho Chi
• Ho Chi Minh was able to defeat the French in 1954
and Vietnam became free.
• Just like in Korea, though, the country was divided
into two parts.
• North Vietnam was communist under Ho Chi Minh
while South Vietnam was democratic under Ngo
Dinh Diem. Diem was very corrupt…..
Shades of Korea
• The North Vietnamese
wanted all of Vietnam
to be one communist
country and invaded.
• Right away, America
began sending
weapons and
“advisors” to South
Vietnam.
The Gulf of Tonkin
• America continued
sending advisors into
Vietnam in the 1960s
under President
Kennedy.
• In 1964, though, after
the “Gulf of Tonkin
Incident,” new
President Johnson sent
troops into Vietnam.
Vietnamese, Vietcong, an
d Gorillas?
• American troops fought North Vietnamese and
Vietcong (southern Vietnamese communists).
• The Vietnamese were excellent at guerilla warfare in
the jungles of Asia.
No Love….
• The South Vietnamese
government had no
support from the people.
• Many Americans
protested the war.
• American soldiers could
not defeat the
Vietnamese due to a
variety of circumstances.
• America finally agreed to
a withdrawal (we quit)
In Conclusion….
• The North Vietnamese took over South Vietnam in 1975.

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The vietnam war

  • 1. The Vietnam War Wash, Rinse, Repeat……
  • 2. Pre-American Involvement • Like Korea, French Indochina (Vietnam) also fell to Japan during World War II. • When the war ended, France took Vietnam back over. • Vietnamese nationalists, led by Ho Chi Minh, however were strong and willing to fight the French for independence. • Finally, the nationalists were communists!
  • 3. Guess What? • Fearing all of Southeast Asia would follow Vietnam into communism, America supported the French with money and weapons to keep control of Vietnam. The Domino Theory!
  • 4. Victory for Ho Chi • Ho Chi Minh was able to defeat the French in 1954 and Vietnam became free. • Just like in Korea, though, the country was divided into two parts. • North Vietnam was communist under Ho Chi Minh while South Vietnam was democratic under Ngo Dinh Diem. Diem was very corrupt…..
  • 5. Shades of Korea • The North Vietnamese wanted all of Vietnam to be one communist country and invaded. • Right away, America began sending weapons and “advisors” to South Vietnam.
  • 6. The Gulf of Tonkin • America continued sending advisors into Vietnam in the 1960s under President Kennedy. • In 1964, though, after the “Gulf of Tonkin Incident,” new President Johnson sent troops into Vietnam.
  • 7. Vietnamese, Vietcong, an d Gorillas? • American troops fought North Vietnamese and Vietcong (southern Vietnamese communists). • The Vietnamese were excellent at guerilla warfare in the jungles of Asia.
  • 8.
  • 9. No Love…. • The South Vietnamese government had no support from the people. • Many Americans protested the war. • American soldiers could not defeat the Vietnamese due to a variety of circumstances. • America finally agreed to a withdrawal (we quit)
  • 10. In Conclusion…. • The North Vietnamese took over South Vietnam in 1975.