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Vietnam War


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Vietnam War

  1. 1. Vietnam War 1959 - 1975 <ul><li>Indochina. </li></ul><ul><li>WW2. </li></ul><ul><li>Japan vs. Viet Minh. </li></ul><ul><li>Vietnam partition. </li></ul><ul><li>US support to the south of Vietnam. </li></ul><ul><li>Cancelled elections. Does it ring a bell? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why did USA lose the war?
  3. 3. Guerrilla tactics <ul><li>Ho Chi Minh had learnt from Mao. </li></ul><ul><li>Basic principles: 1. Retreat when the enemy attacks. 2. Raid when the enemy camps. 3. Attach when the enemy tires. 4. Persue when the enemy retreats. </li></ul><ul><li>No uniforms. Soldiers could mingle with ordinary peasants. </li></ul><ul><li>No camps or identifiable base. </li></ul><ul><li>Great knowledge of the place. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Resistance <ul><li>Viet Cong soldiers did not give up. </li></ul><ul><li>1,000,000 deaths. </li></ul><ul><li>Defence of their place. </li></ul><ul><li>Ruthless with soldiers from the south of Vietnam and with American soldiers. </li></ul><ul><li>Kindness and co operation with peasants basically out of convenience. </li></ul>
  5. 5. When images speak louder than words.