Vietnam Conflict day 1

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Vietnam Conflict day 1

  1. 1. Vietnam Conflict
  2. 2. Vietnam Conflict
  3. 3. Mr. Milantoni: <ul><li>“ No other conflict </li></ul><ul><li>since the Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>has so divided </li></ul><ul><li>our nation.” </li></ul>
  4. 8. “ Reflections” by Lee Teter
  5. 9. Pottsgrove Graduates Robert Sovizal Donald Slichter Ronald Neuman Stanley Davidheiser Robert Nevel
  6. 11. Mountains Hot; humid; five mo. rainy season Hanoi Saigon Jungle, tall grass Monsoons; six mo. rainy season Industry Agriculture NVA; NLF; Viet Minh, Viet Cong; VC; Charlie ARVN NORTH SOUTH Capital Geography Climate Economy Nicknames
  7. 12. <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nationality: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vietnamese (Thai & Chinese) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Religions Practiced: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Buddhism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Catholicism </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Staple Foods: ( Single-cropping) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potatoes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Land is </li></ul><ul><li>considered </li></ul><ul><li>ANCESTRAL </li></ul>
  8. 13. Background Information <ul><li>NV, SV, Laos, Cambodia = French Indochina </li></ul><ul><li>Area ruled by Bao Dai - Vietnamese man who worked for the French & Japan from 1926-45 </li></ul>
  9. 14. <ul><li>Vietnamese nationalists organized Viet Minh under leadership of </li></ul><ul><li>Ho Chi Minh </li></ul><ul><li>Versailles Conf. 1919: Ho asked President Wilson for help. </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson threw him out . </li></ul>
  10. 15. <ul><li>After WWII: Minh called for independence (w/ communist gov’t) - Dai abdicated </li></ul><ul><li>French refused to give VN sovereignty & drove communists to north </li></ul>
  11. 16. <ul><li>Ho Chi Minh wrote to Truman 8 times… </li></ul><ul><li>French set up gov’t </li></ul><ul><li>to rival Ho & put it </li></ul><ul><li>under leadership of </li></ul><ul><li>Bao Dai </li></ul><ul><li>1954: French lost major battle at Dien Bien Phu </li></ul><ul><li>US saw Minh as agent of Communism -- so, refused to help </li></ul>
  12. 17. Battle of Dien Bien Phu
  13. 18. A peace conference… … The Geneva Conference <ul><li>*** The French would leave and… </li></ul><ul><li>1. Vietnam split at 17 th parallel </li></ul><ul><li>2. Ho Chi Minh in North; Bao Dai in South </li></ul><ul><li>3. After “cooling off” period, Vietnam to be </li></ul><ul><li> united through popular election </li></ul>

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