The Vietnam Period (Triinu Jõgeda)

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Vietnam period 1960-1980:

Vietnam period 1960-1980 Triinu Jõgeda 2012

Reason for the Vietnam war:

Reason for the V ietnam war The Cold War John F. Kennedy (1961) Stop communism from expanding

1954:

1954 Vietnam is divided in two: NORTH VIETNAM (Soviet Union, China) SOUTH VIETNAM (USA) Saigon: anti-communism, but dictatorship remains

1957:

1957 Viet Cong started war in South Vietnam Support from the North Vietnamese government (Ho Chi Minh)

1964:

1964 USA joins in war 2, 709, 918 Americans served in Vietnam An extremely bloody war – Song My village

1968:

1968 USA: War should be ended President Richard Nixon Negotiations for peace South Vietnamese forces would replace American forces Help from USA

1973:

1973 Paris Peace Accords Americans leave Vietnam

…civil war continues:

…civil war continues Saigon defeated in 1975 Communism expanded throughout Vietnam South and North Vietnam were joined

Consequences:

Consequences Over 58,000 Americans died Over 150,000 wounded in battle $150 Billion dollars spent

USA during 1960-1980:

USA during 1960-1980 Martin Luther King “I have a dream”

Thank you for your attention!:

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