1930-Ho Chi Minh Helps Found Indochinese Communist Party
Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnam as a communist nation, this puts them as a threat to the United States and allies with the Soviet Union.
1950- Viet Minh receive military weapons from China
China is a major super power and by them giving Vietnam weapons, it shows that North Vietnam is ready for war.
1964- Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Two U.S. Destroyers are attacked by Vietnam forces.
1972- Easter Offensive
North Vietnam crosses 17th parallel into South Vietnam and attacks them in a demilitarized zone.
1973- Paris Peace Accords
Provides a cease-fire, ends war.