Vietnam War

War Events

France Invades Vietnam

1858 - 1884

France invades Vietnam and makes Vietnam a colony.

Indochinese Communist Party Founded

October 1930

Ho Chi Minh helps found the Indochinese Communist Party

Japan Invades Vietnam

September 1940

Viet Minh Established

September 2, 1945

Ho Chi Minh establishes the Viet Minh

Vietnam Declares Independence

September 2, 1945

Weapons From China Recieved

January 1950

The Viet Minh recieve military advisors and weapons from China

United States pledges $15 million worth of military aid to France

July 1950

French Suffer a Decisive Defeat

May 7, 1954

The French Suffer a decisived defeat at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu