Giap defeated the French force based there; a ceasefire was agreed at Geneva that split Vietnam at the 17th Parallel; France withdrew her military from Vietnam; US promises aid worth $100 million to the anti-communist Diem
Diem started to arrest anyone suspected of being in the Vietminh
The Vietnam War
12/01/1956 - 04/30/1975
The Vietnam War began in December, 1956, as a result of many contributing factors.
The Vietminh started a campaign of guerrilla warfare in South Vietnam
US President Kennedy pledged extra aid to South Vietnam
Beginning of Australia's Involvement in the Vietnam War
Australia began their involvement in the Vietnam War in 1962.
President Diem was killed
400,000 US troops were in Vietnam
Demonstrations against the war started in America; My Lai massacre; peace talks began in Paris; 540,000 US troops in Vietnam; anti-Vietnam War riots in Chicago (August)
Ho Chi Minh Died
September 2 1969
Vietnam Veterans Memorial unveiled in Washington DC