Ho Chi Minh declared the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, which was North Vietnam, an independent nation in 1945. He then throughout the Vietnam War ruled over this so called republic with communistic ideals.
January 1950 - December 1950
Soviets and China pledge that they will supply communists in Vietnam weapons so they can spread communism
July 1954 - August 1954
North Vietnam was officially declared an independent nation. Vietnam was then split along the 17th parallel.
January 1955 - November 1963
Diem is elected president of South Vietnam in 1955.
He is then assassinated in 1963
November 1955 - April 1975
Cold War started the Vietnam War
January 1956 - February 1956
The French leave the Indochina region
November 1960 - January 1963
Kennedy is elected President of the United States and sends military officials to help with training the South Vietnamese soldiers. Kennedy is then assaainated in
Protests Against Diem
1961 - January 1963
People protested Diem's corrupt regime. Monks were so unhappy with his policies that they started to burn themselves alive.
January 1973 - December 1973
A cease fire is signed by Kissinger in Paris bringing this war to a close
Fall of Saigon
April 1975 - May 1975
The communists invade Saigon, take it over and many people try to evacuate. Humility for United States because they are running away from the Communists.
Vietnam and UN
1976 - 1980
Vietnam is admitted to UN
Reagan is Elected
November 1979 - January 1980
Reagan is elected into office
US and Vietnam
1991 - 1997
US and Vietnam exchange ambassadors
1950 - 1975
US send sin troops, officials, food, water, and much needed resources to try to help South Vietnam as well as end the War
1955 - 1975
Trading during the Vietnam War was limited to South Vietnam. SoNorth Vietnam could no longer get supplies from America while South Vietnam was exporting and importing many goods
1980 - 1985
After Communists fully controlled Vietnam, their economy started to deteriorate. Each year after 1980, the value of their money was worth 1/5 of what it was the year before.
1958 - 1975
Bombings destroyed landscapes. Landscape was a very important part of the culture because most of Vietnam's people live in villages in valleys and near rivers. So after the bombings the place was inhabitable and crops could not be grown
1960 - 1985
During chemical Warfare people had to be careful of what they ate because they could be taking in food that had been infected by chemicals that were being used
1961 - 1971
US employs Agent Orange to help bring this war to a close. Agent Orange killed many people and led to many birth defects