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  • Right-19 year old Le Thi Hong Hanh. She was born with hands and feet. Her skin falls from her and her whole body is a mass of scabs and open wounds. Her hands and feet have worn down to mere stumps.
  • Viet Cong Booby Trap: “three quarters of the way throught he tangle, a trooper brushed against a two-inch vine, and a grenade slung at chest high went off, shattering the right side of his body… nearby troopers took hold of the unconscious soldier and, half carrying, half dragging hun, puled him the rest of the way throuhg the jungle.”
  • Vietnam

    1. 1. <ul><li>Spring Break review: answer the following ?’s </li></ul><ul><li>1. What country was Kim Jong Il in charge of? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What is the DMZ? </li></ul><ul><li>3. What imaginary line divides Korea? </li></ul><ul><li>4. How did the Korean war end? </li></ul>QW 4-13-10
    2. 2. Vietnam War
    3. 3. Where is Vietnam?
    4. 4. Ho Chi Mihn Communist Founder Nguyen Minh Triet Current President Name means: “Bringer of Light” Vietnam's Dictators
    5. 5. <ul><li>The North Vietnamese threw out the French in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu. </li></ul><ul><li>The United States was heavily supporting the French and President Eisenhower was worried if one fell they all would </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Domino Theory </li></ul></ul>The Road to War
    6. 6. <ul><li>Stated in the Truman Doctrine, the United States would have to step in here. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This was our major justification for U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geneva Conference </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vietnam then becomes divided at the 17 th parallel with a Communist North and a Democratic South </li></ul></ul>My Doctrine to the RESCUE! USA gets involved because of the Truman Doctrine
    7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Authorized the President to “take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent any further aggression.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This essentially gives the war powers of Congress to the president </li></ul></ul>Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
    8. 8. <ul><li>The Communist North led by Ho Chi Minh </li></ul><ul><li>“ Democratic South Vietnam” led by Ngo Dinh Diem </li></ul><ul><li>Vietcong – These are Communist Guerillas who were South Vietnamese. </li></ul><ul><li>By 1963, Diem is assassinated and America’s military commitment rose. </li></ul><ul><li>By 1965, we have 185,000 troops in Vietnam under President Johnson. </li></ul>War Breaks Out Bullet marked walls from President Diem's assassination .
    9. 9. <ul><li>We were fighting a guerilla war in unfamiliar territory. </li></ul><ul><li>The South Vietnamese government we were defending was very unpopular. </li></ul><ul><li>We could win every battle and still lose the war. </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. bombing raids only strengthened people against the South Vietnamese government. </li></ul>American Difficulties http:// =AZoI6EeBNd8
    10. 10. Vietcong Tunnels
    11. 11. <ul><li>Agent Orange is an herbicide (plant killer) used by the U.S. during the Vietnam War </li></ul><ul><li>An estimated 21,136,000 gal. of Agent Orange was sprayed across South Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>4.8 million Vietnamese people were exposed to Agent Orange, resulting in 400,000 deaths and disabilities, and 500,000 children born with birth defects </li></ul>
    12. 12. Agent Orange
    13. 13. Agent Orange Victims
    14. 14. Agent Orange Victims http:// =GXu2KmzAX-A
    15. 15. <ul><li>New Calvary </li></ul><ul><li>The attack helicopter became a vital new weapon </li></ul><ul><li>Mobility allowed for quick movement of soldiers </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller space needed to land soldiers </li></ul>Attack Helicopter
    16. 16. <ul><li>By 1968, the American people had been told we were winning and then came the Tet Offensive </li></ul><ul><li>News broadcasts said we are “mired in stalemate” with no end in sight. </li></ul>Tet Offensive Officer shoots man (An execution of a Vietcong prisoner) February 1, 1968
    17. 17. <ul><li>When Richard Nixon was elected, his plan of Vietnamization (The gradual withdrawl of U.S. troops) was a promise. </li></ul><ul><li>The last U.S. forces left in 1973 and within two years, Communists overran South Vietnam. </li></ul><ul><li>58,000 Americans died during the war. </li></ul>Vietnamization Time to LEAVE!
    18. 18. <ul><li>USA </li></ul><ul><li>Viet Cong </li></ul><ul><li>“ Search and destroy” missions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bring the enemy into the open to fight by bombing and cutting off supply lines </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Agent Orange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical that strips plants of leaves; ruins farmland and destroys jungle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Important in the thick jungle areas of Vietnam </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Napalm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jellied gasoline that explodes on contact; ruins farmland and destroys jungle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ambushes </li></ul><ul><li>Booby traps </li></ul><ul><li>Guerrilla tactics </li></ul><ul><li>Blended in in with general population </li></ul><ul><li>Ho Chi minh Trail </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trail that the Viet Cong used to transport arms and supplies to armies in the South; transported through various countries via the jungle </li></ul></ul>Methods of War
    19. 19. Traps
    20. 20. <ul><li>American boys playing soldier </li></ul>
    21. 21. Average Age of Vietnam Soldier: 22 years old
    22. 24. One man killed in Vietnam wasonly 15 years old (Bullock, Dan.)
    23. 29. 11,465 KIAs were less than 20 years old