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Vietnam War R_Hebden

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why did the U.S get involved in Vietnam? The USA wanted to prevent areas of the world falling under Communist influence. The Cold War was at its height in the late 1940s and early 1950s, when the French appealed to the USA for aid. The US government saw Vietnam as another Korea.
who were the Vietcong? Viet Cong (VC), in full Viet Nam Cong San, English Vietnamese Communists, the guerrilla force that, with the support of the North Vietnamese Army, fought against South Vietnam (late 1950s–1975) and the United States (early 1960s–1973).
What was the Ho chi minh trail? The Hồ Chí Minh trail was a logistical system that ran from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam to the Republic of Vietnam through the neighboring kingdoms of Laos and Cambodia.
What was the TET offensive? It was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched on January 30, 1968, by forces of the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese People's Army of Vietnam against the forces of the South Vietnamese Army of the Republic of Vietnam, the U.S.
What tactics did the Vietcong utilise and how did they work? Guerrilla warfare a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, to fight larger opponents.
What was Nixon's Vietnamization policy? U.S. President Richard Nixon (1913-94) introduced a new strategy called Vietnamization that was aimed at ending American involvement in the Vietnam War (1954-75) by transferring all military responsibilities to South Vietnam.
How effective was Vietnamization? the creator of the Vietnamization term, declared the completeness and success of the strategy that South Vietnamese army was now fully capable of protecting their own country security against the North communists. However, his claim turned out to be false
What were the Paris peace accords? The Paris Peace Accords of January 27, 1973 intended to establish peace in Vietnam and an end to the Vietnam War. It ended direct U.S. military combat, and temporarily stopped the fighting between North and South Vietnam.
How did the Vietnam war end? With US forces gone from the country, South Vietnam stood alone. Though the Paris Peace Accords were in place, fighting continued and in January 1974 Thieu publicly stated that the agreement was no longer in effect. And SV fell due to no aid.
Created by: R_Hebden