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  1. Vietnam The U.S. Policy of Containment leads to War

  2. VIETNAM • French try to regain Colonial Control • Hours after Japan’s Surrender.. • Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independent Democratic Republic of Vietnam • French defeated at Diem BienPhu • Ho Chi Minh • Northern Vietnam • Communist • Fought Indochina War against French

  3. US Response to French Defeat • Geneva Conference 1954 • Vietnam is Divided into North & South • South Vietnam created • U.S. Supports South Vietnamese Governemnt • U.S. had try to stop the Domino effect • Southern Regime felt like U.S. Colonialism • Vietminh established National Liberation Front • Vietcong • South Vietnamese travel North to receive training

  4. Escalation • Gulf of Tonkin Incident • “Attack” on U.S. Ship • Ugly War • Guerilla Warfare • Lack of Support back Home • Mai Lai Massacre • US General Murders Vietnamese villagers • Carpet Bombing, Agent Orange, and Napalm

  5. Vietcong Tunnels

  6. Chemical Warfare • Agent Orange - dropped by pilots to kill jungle vegetation

  7. Vietnamization • The US triesto help train the South Vietnamese totake control of the situation • Once South Vietnamese are trained, U.S. Troops could withdrawl • Policy of Containment Failed • Vietcong take over in ‘77