Vietnam's Original Name after WWI
Vietnam was a colony of this country
Ho Chi Minh
Guerilla Leader of the Vietnamese Communist during WWII
Dien Bien Phu
In 1954, the communists beat the French at this battle, forcing them to abandon their colony.
The Capital of North Vietnam
Nixon appealed to the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _.
The Capital of South Vietnam
Ngo Dinh Diem
The South Vietnamese leader who supported the USA.
The commies in South Vietnam who wanted to re-unite with North Vietnam.
This Theory said that if you let one country be communist, then others will follow! Basis for intervention
Kennedy sent "advisors" who were This level of military--several thousand, who actually did some fighting from 1960-63.
How many troops were in Vietnam while JFK died?
Who was LBJ up against in 1964? (hint: he was very tough on communism)
Secretary of defense under JFK and LBJ (that rhymes btw)
This ship was attacked in the Gulf of Tonkin (not really, it was later found maybe one bullet shot it)
Tonkin Gulf Resolution
This resolution let us invade vietnam to as many troops as we want.
Operation Rolling Thunder
This operation let Ariel bombing in N. Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh trail
A trail that led through neutral countries the USA could not indeed enter!
Cambodia and Laos
What countries did the trail enter? (alphabetical)
This was the number of troops left in Vietnam in 1965.
Sticky gel that burnt trees. Used to clear the forest so helicopters could see troops.
One chemical "defoliant" was This. later studies showed that exposure to it led to cancer. This is one more example of bad unintended consequences in Vietnam.
The US commanding general in Vietnam. Later was named person of the year in 1965.
A bunch of people in rebellion of what the 1950's stood for.
This group wasn't very active in counterculture.
Beings forced to join the armed forces.
One of the biggest problems was that you could get THIS for college, so middle-class kids could avoid the draft, while the poor (and minorities) disproportionately could not.
People that supported the Vietnam War.
people that were against the vietnam war.
The Tet Offensive
On Jan 30, 1968, the Vietnamese new yea North Vietnam launched this MAJOR attack.
Eugene McCarthy and Robert Kennedy
These two democrats seeked their parties nomination during the 1968 elections. (hint: alphabetical by first name)
Martin Luther King
This Civil Rights movement leader was killed in 1968.
James Earl Ray
The Man who shot MLK.
This famous american was assasinated in 1968, along with MLK.
The palestinian terrorist who shot RFK.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention was held here.
The frontrunner going into the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
The Mayor of Chicago in 1968
The Whole World Is Watching!
Protesters of the 1968 Democratic National Convention violently screamed this while eating sugar.
A man that appealed to hawks and racists.
The Republican candidate in 1968.
Part 1 of Nixon's Plan: Gradually add more/pull out troops from vietnam.
Part 2 of Nixon's Plan: Reform the _____.
Part 3 of Nixon's Plan: Increase _____ in Vietnam.
Nixon decided to do this to make the draft better.
This meant that Nixon was going to start pulling out US troops and replacing them with a growing South Vietnamese army.
Bombed and Invaded Them
Nixon did what to Laos and Cambodia?
Four Students were killed at this college.
These classified documents were leaked.
Nixon created this group to stop THE LEAKS OF THE PENTAGON PAPERS :-O
Democratic Candidate in 1972
these accords said that the USA was out of South Vietnam, while a few thousand NVA troops were allowed to stay.
This prohibited fighting in SE Asia
Amount of Money the Vietnam War Cost
The Amount of DEAD Americans.
The Amount of DEAD Vietamese.
This man designed the Vietnam Memorial.
A Wall with the names of Everyone who died in Vietnam.
In Cambodia, this communist engaged in a mass slaughter of non-communist known as the "killing fields."
In South Vietnam, the communists took over and forced many thousands of anti-communists into this.
The Geneva Accords
This divided Vietnam into a north and a south.