describe Vietnam's history of nationalism
who was Ho Chi Minh?
what did Ho Chi Minh's leadership of the Vietminh lead to?
what was it?
who met there?
what was the result?
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO)
who became the president of Commy North Vietnam and non-Commy South Vietnam?
what did the Genevra conventions call for to unify the country & why did SV refuse this?
how did Truman make do on his pledge to aid any nation threatened by Commies in Vietnam?
what did Eisenhower do later?
what was Kennedy foreign policy towards Vietnam?
what did SV's pres (Diem) tell US vice pres Johnson & how did Kennedy respond?
why did Diem lack support in SV?
what led to diem's downfall?
-launched unpopular program for peasant relocation to isolate theme for commy influences
-catholic in mostly buddhist country, said bs follow cs laws, then b monk burn himself in protest
-Kennedy realized that diem couldn't help in war against commies, told SV military leaders to overthrow Diem, nov 1963 seized gov murdered diem
who was Robert McNamara?
what role did us official Robert McNamara play in the Vietnam war?
-Kenney's secretary of defense, repub, close adviser, business knowledge, as sod cut costs while modernized armed forces, turned pentagon's thinking away from reliance on threat of nuclear bombs towards 'flexible responses' to military crises
-under Johnson McNamara pushed for direct US involvement in war, later questioned if complete withdrawal better
what foreign policy did Johnson believe in after Kennedy's assassination?
what happened in SV after diem's assassination?
Vite Cong and the National Liberation Front
-Johnson's meeting with Henry Cabot Lodge:
-at same time Johnson was:
-what did J do in the end?
-attack on US destroyers:
-what did J use this incident as?