The Impact of Past War in Vietnams's Present

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French Capture Saigon, Begins Warfare, Indo-China Established 1859

1859

Indo-Chinese Communist Party Founded by Ho Chi Minh 1930

1930

Japanese 'Kick Out' the French, Resisted However by Viet Minh Group 1941

1941

Viet Minh Defeat Japan and Seize Power 1945

1945

French Assert Authority, Resistance from Viet Minh 1946

1946

Viet Minh Defeat French at Dien Bien Phu 1954

1954

-Vietnam divided into North and South
-North becomes communist government led by Ho Chi Minh
-South receives backing from France and US

South Vietnam becomes a Republic, led by Ngo Dinh Diem 1955

1955

Beginning of Communist Insurgency in South 1957

1957

Half of South Controlled by Insurgents, US Aid Increased 1961

1961

US Troops Increased to 500,000, War Intensifies 1967

1967

Ho Chi Minh Dies 1969

1969

US Bombs Communist Areas and Ho Chi Minh Trail 1972

1972

US Troops Withdraw, South Fight Back 1973

1973

North Invades South, South Surrenders 1975

1975

Socialist Republic of Vietnam Proclaimed 1976

1976

-Sagoi Renamed to Hi Chi Minh City
-Thousands flee the North