<ul><li>US supplied 80% of the French War </li></ul><ul><ul><li>500,000 total troops in Vietnam </li></ul></ul><ul><li>US ...
 
<ul><li>If the tiger ever stands still, the elephant will crush him with his mighty tusks. But the tiger does not stand st...
<ul><li>March 13- May 7, 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>French took the low ground & had no aircraft! </li></ul><ul><li>Ike would ...
<ul><li>April 26, 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>USSR, US, China, UK, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>September 8, 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>GB, FR, Pakistan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, US </li></ul><ul><li>All w...
<ul><li>US Support-Ngo Dinh Diem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lived in New Jersey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Election of 1956 </li></...
<ul><li>Catholic in a Buddhist nation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Needed permission to conduct Buddhist activities </li></ul></u...
<ul><li>Aid - $7 Billion </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors - 700 </li></ul>
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Vietnam Ike

  1. 1. <ul><li>US supplied 80% of the French War </li></ul><ul><ul><li>500,000 total troops in Vietnam </li></ul></ul><ul><li>US paying to keep Vietnam in French Hands </li></ul><ul><li>A Tiger vs. An Elephant? </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>If the tiger ever stands still, the elephant will crush him with his mighty tusks. But the tiger does not stand still…He will leap upon the back of the elephant, tearing huge chunks from his hide and then the tiger will leap back into the jungle. And slowly the elephant will bleed to death. That will be the war in IndoChina. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>March 13- May 7, 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>French took the low ground & had no aircraft! </li></ul><ul><li>Ike would not use nukes! </li></ul><ul><li>Congress would not authorize strike without UK. </li></ul><ul><li>Ridgway- to win in Vietnam, draft almost 1 million men </li></ul><ul><li>French Forces leave October 9, 1954 </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>April 26, 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>USSR, US, China, UK, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>1. Vietnam split along the 17 th parallel </li></ul><ul><li>2. Neither north or south could sign military alliances </li></ul><ul><li>3. Elections would be held within 2 years. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>US would not support, Ho would win 4 to 1. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Unification after elections. </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>September 8, 1954 </li></ul><ul><li>GB, FR, Pakistan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, US </li></ul><ul><li>All would send troops to Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>Broke Geneva w/ alliance, would send troops </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>US Support-Ngo Dinh Diem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lived in New Jersey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Election of 1956 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Diem (Red-Good Luck) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bao Dai (Green-Bad Luck) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If vote red, receive a treat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If still voted green, followed, beaten, pepper spray, water down throat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Diem 98%, Bao Dai 2% </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Catholic in a Buddhist nation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Needed permission to conduct Buddhist activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catholic Church largest landowner </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supported the wealthy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>80% aid-SV Military </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Imprisoned Political Prisoners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30,000 placed in reeducation camps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vietcong created </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People of the South who want to help the North take over </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Aid - $7 Billion </li></ul><ul><li>Advisors - 700 </li></ul>

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