A political system usually characterised by free elections. Economically private individuals own the bulk of the means of production.
a system in which ownership ownership of preperty is vested in the community and not the individual. Workers rule themselves and all members of society work for the benefit of the community.
a system were the state owns the means of production.
Wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848
A Cold War philosophy which stated that if one country fell to communism then surrounding countries would also fall.
The South Vietnamese communist guerilla fighters.
The Nationalist resistance movement established by Ho Chi Minh and assumed power in North Vietnam after the Japanese surrender in 1945.
Operation Rolling Thunder
The bombing of North Vietnam in 1965.
The most common defoliant used in Vietnam that has caused disease and birth defects.
is a form of irregular warfare and refers to conflicts in which a small group of combatants including, but not limited to, armed civilians (or "irregulars") use military tactics, such as ambushes, sabotage, raids and the element of surprise.
New Years communist offensive in 1968
A state of tension - but not actual war - between the Soviet Union and the United States
Gulf of Tonkin Incident
or the USS Maddox Incident, are the names given to two incidents, one disputed, involving North Vietnam and the United States in the waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.
The Central Intelligenec Agency is responsible for protecting U.S interests abroad.