Complete Timeline of Vietnam

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Indochina - F.

1887 - 1941

Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos under French domination

Paris Peace Settlement

1919

At the end of World War One

Second World War

1939 - 1945

US vs J.

1941 - 1945

United States of America at war with Japan

J. Indochina

1941

Japanese completed conquest of French Indochina

Cold War

1945 - 1949

Cold War Between United States of America and the USSR

V. independence from F.

1946 - 1954

Vietnamese Communists led struggle for independence from France

F. domination ended - 2 V.

1954

Era of French domination ended. Two Vietnamese Governments: North Vietnamese (communist) & South Vietnamese (Not)

Increasing US Aid

1954 - 1968

United States gave ever -increasing aid to unpopular anti-Communist South Vietnamese regimes

Us Withdrawal

1968 - 1973

United State Gradually withdrew from Vietnam

Communism Takes Over

1975

Vietnamese Communist took over the whole of Vietnam

Truman

President

April 1945 - 1953

Vietnam

Vietminh

1951

Vietnam Independence League established

Ho Chi Minh

Lived

1890 - 1969

Left Vietnam

1911

President Wilson Ignores

1919

President Wilson ignores pleas for greater Vietnamese freedom

Visited USSR

1924

Indochinese Communist Party (ICP)

1929

Established By Ho Chi Minh

Return To V.

1941

Declared V. Independence

September 1945

Ho Chi Minh Declared Vietnamese Independence, but United States & Britain allowed French to return to Vietnam