Vietnam war timeline

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French colonism of Vietnam begins

1850

France had complete pacification

1893

Japan invades Vietnam

September 1940

Viet Minh was founded

1941

Veitnam was liberated from the French

1945

Ho Chi Minh declared independent Democratic Republic of Vietnam

12/2/1945

Vietnam temporarily partitioned at the 17th parallel

1954

Viet Cong was active

1954 - 1976

Beginning of Vietnam war

12/01/1959

Agent Orange was used

1961 - 1971

U.S deploys first ground troops to Vietnam

March 1965

Battle of Long Tan

18 August 1966

North Vietnam staged the "Easter Offensive" assault

March 30 1972

U.S military involvement ceased

8/15/1973

End of Vietnam War

1975