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Chapter 20

1. Ho Chi Minh The Communist Leader of North Vietnam
2. domino theory the idea that if Vietnam falled to Communism, its closest neighbors would follow
3. Dien Bien Phi a military base in northwest Vietnam
4. SEATO-Southeast Asia Treaty Organization Created to prevent the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia
6. VietCong NLF (National Liberation Front) guerilla fighters, hid among civilians working with NVA
7. Gulf of Tonkin Resolution the resolution authorized the president to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack
8. William Westmoreland the American commander in South Vietnam
9. napalm jellied gasoline which was dropped in large canisters that created an explosion of fire on impact
10. hawk those who supported the war
11. dove Those who protested Johnson's war policies and the war in vietnam
12. draftee young men drafted into military service via the draft
13. SDS-Students for a Democatic Society formed to campeign against racism and poverty
14. "credibility gap" the American public's growing distrust of statements made by the US government.
15. Tet Offensive a coordinated assault on 36 provincial capitals and 5 major cities during a "cease fire" during the Vietnamese new year of Tet
16. Eugene McCarthy the antiwar candidate for Democratic party
17. Robert Kennedy democratic senator brother of JFK
18. Vietnamization gradual withdraw of U.S forces whilst training and arming the soldiers of the South Vietnamese Army
19. Kent State University School in Ohio-threw rocks and bottles at member of the National Guard
20. My Lai village
21. Pentagon papers classified gov. history
22. Paris peace accords US, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the Vietcong
23. War Powers act resticted president's war-making powers
24. Henry Kissinger Nixon's leading advisor on national security and international affairs.
25. realpolitik german word meaning real politics
26. Zhou Enlai Premier of China
27. Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty froze the deployment of intercontinental ballistic missles
28. detente replaced diplomatic efforts based on suspicion and distrust
NVA North Vietnamese army
Draft The Lottery system in which people were inducted into the armed forces
SVA South Vietnamese Army
President Dien unpopular ruler of South Vietnam
Created by: steelek