The Fighting Begins (1954)

After the battle of Dien Bien Phu, the U.S. began to see a potential uprising of Vietnam and its communistic ideals. Using guerrila style tatics the Vietnamese used their enviroment to corner the French who were the greater equiped, trained country.

Vietnamese soliders raising their flag after driving out french soliders in the Batlle of Dien Bien Phu.

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (1964)

More and more U.S. soiders begin to invade South Vietnam, and more vietnamese people began to turn away from the South Vietnamese government. There was more support for the Vietcong which was getting supplies from Ho Chi Minh. Evetually there was a great uproar and the war became very unpopular in the U.S. which lead to Vietnamization which pulled out the U.S. troops.

Tet Offensive (1968)

The  the largest military campaign of the war, it was lead by the Viet Cong as well as the North Vietnamese "Peoples Army" against South Korea, the U.S.  

A map of the places targeted during the Tet offensive

The Ending Stages (1973)

The U.S. withdraws from the war after signing peace agrement between North and South Vietnam after losing more than 50,000 soldiers. South Korea is determined the cause of the War.

U.S. Troops leaving Vietnam

Fall of Saigon (1975)

South Vietnams capital, Saigon is captured by the Viet Cong and is considered the ending of the war. The fall of Saigon lead to a period of rebuilding of Vietnam into a republic governed by Communist leaders.

People getting into a helicopter after Saigon had fallen