France imposes on the colonial system in Vietnam calling it the French Indochina.
1923 - 1925
Vietnamese Nationalist (Ho Chi) is trained as the agent of The communist International.
Nazi Germany takes control of France. A little after that in September Japanese troops invade French Indochina and occupy Vietnam with not allot of resistance from the French.
Japanese troops occupying Indochina announce the end of the colonial era and declare Vietnam independent.
March- May 1954
French troops are humiliated and are defeated by Viet Minh forces. The defeat of these soldiers identify the end of French rule in Indochina.
President Johnson launches a 3 year campaign against bombing the target of North Vietnam and within the same month ,U.S marines land on beaches and combat South Vietnam making them the first American troops to combat Vietnam.
By July 1975 the war has come to an end and North and South Vietnam are formally unified and under hard communist rule of the Republic of Vietnam. More than 58,000 Americans have lost their life and 250,000 Vietnam soldiers are dead.