The Vietnam War

1930s: Communist Attack on French

This was the beginning of tensions in Vietnam. Communist leader Ho Chi Minh hopes for freedom for his nation, away from the French and decides to sneak attack the French.

Beginning of the Anti-Communist Party

This caused more tension toward the Communist Party in Vietnam, where a new opposing government has been created. US and France created the Democratic Party in South Vietnam, in hopes that it will rule over the part of Vietnam it had and soon would rule over the rest of Vietnam. This party was headed by Ngo Dien Diem, who was later assassinated by his own people as a result of poor leadership skills.

1964: US Begins to Strike Back

Because the attacks from North Vietnam got stronger, US had to help strengthen South Vietnam with its stronger troops. It also got involved after North Vietnam attacked US's boats. This led to bombing in North Vietnam, and the guerilla wars of Vietnam.

1969: "GoodBye,Vietnam" Says US Troops

President Richard Nixon realized that the Vietnam War was not very well supported back at home, so he decided to slowly withdraw US troops from Vietnam — a process he called "Vietnamization." This process would cause the South Vietnam troops to grow stronger as the troops leave.

1975: South Vietnam Falls

Unfortunately, after US left, South Vietnam was still not strong enough to fight on its own. Two years after US left, South Vietnam was defeated by North Vietnam, and the war came to an end.

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