North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Time in power
Ends when the government collapses
Began in Europe in 1939
They first gained independence in 1945. The final battle against France was in 1954. The country was reunified in 1975.
Debate about the exact end of the program
Buddhist monk who set himself on fire.
1965-1973 is the actual fighting. Indirect US involvements starts in 1954 with the creation of the Republic of South Vietnam.