The Vietnam ConflictLesson Plan1. The Origins of t he Conf lict2. When did it st art and when did it end?Conf lict ing dat...
If the tiger ever stands still the elephant willcrush him with his mighty tusks. But the tigerdoes not stand still. He lur...
The Domino Theory
DATELINE: when did it start and end ...1954: French defeat at Dien Bien Phu1960: Election of John F Kennedy1964: Election ...
1960 -1963 The Kennedy Administration1960 JFK became the youngest and only catholic president of the USAHe won the electio...
1963 -1968 The Johnson Administration1963 Became vice-president after Kennedys assasination1964 elected president thanks t...
1968 – 1973 The Nixon administration1968 Presidential Campaign (video)1969 – 1972 Vietnamisation – bringing the boys home1...
Vietnam unified and CommunistVietnam unified and Communist""I have been waiting since early this morning toI have been wai...
Vietnam powerpoint for European Section students
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  1. 1. The Vietnam ConflictLesson Plan1. The Origins of t he Conf lict2. When did it st art and when did it end?Conf lict ing dat es …3. The sit uat ion in Viet nam in 19604. The Viet nam Conf lict : American president s andAmerican f oreign policy5. The Paris Peace Accor ds – The Fall of Saigon6. The Viet nam Syndrome
  2. 2. If the tiger ever stands still the elephant willcrush him with his mighty tusks. But the tigerdoes not stand still. He lurks in the jungle byday and emerges by night. He will leap upon theback of the elephant, tearing huge chunksfromhis hide, and then he will leap back into thedark jungle. And slowly the elephant will bleedto death.Ho Chi Minh, «He Who Lights the Way»(1890—1969)The Origins of the VietnamConflict
  3. 3. The Domino Theory
  4. 4. DATELINE: when did it start and end ...1954: French defeat at Dien Bien Phu1960: Election of John F Kennedy1964: Election of Lyndon B Johnson1968: Election of Richard Nixon1973: Geneva Peace agreement1975: Fall of Saigon
  5. 5. 1960 -1963 The Kennedy Administration1960 JFK became the youngest and only catholic president of the USAHe won the election against Nixon by 0,5% of the voteDomestic Policy: The New Frontier – social benefit reform / health care / Civil RightsForeign Policy: Vietnam – Strategic Hamlets or Safe Village (video)1960: American military advisors in Vietnam1963: 1600 American military advisors in VietnamNSAM 263 American withdrawal
  6. 6. 1963 -1968 The Johnson Administration1963 Became vice-president after Kennedys assasination1964 elected president thanks to the Kennedy sympathy voteDomestic Policy: The Great Society: social reform / health care / Civil RightsForeign Policy: Rolling Thunder and « Americanisation » of the conflict1964 The Gulf of Tonkin Incident and Resolution (video)Escalation: agent orange / napalm … (video Low Level Attaxk and Kim Phuc)1964 – 1968 American military presence and casulaties under LBJ (charts)1968 TET Offensive and military rethink: The Wise Men
  7. 7. 1968 – 1973 The Nixon administration1968 Presidential Campaign (video)1969 – 1972 Vietnamisation – bringing the boys home1969 – 1972 Escalation, Rollback – exporting the conflict1969 Silent majority speech1972 Kent State University massacre1973 Nixon re-elected1973 The Watergate Scandal and resignation
  8. 8. Vietnam unified and CommunistVietnam unified and Communist""I have been waiting since early this morning toI have been waiting since early this morning totransfer power to you." "There is no question oftransfer power to you." "There is no question ofyour transferring power. Your power has crumbled.your transferring power. Your power has crumbled.You cannot give up what you do not have.You cannot give up what you do not have.""54 000 US casualties54 000 US casualtiesMore than 1 millionMore than 1 millionVietnamese killedVietnamese killed

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