Effects of Cold War, Vietnam War, and international relations on Vietnam as a country
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.
Soviets and China pledge that they will supply communists in Vietnam weapons so they can spread communism
North Vietnam was officially declared an independent nation. Vietnam was then split along the 17th parallel.
Diem is elected president of South Vietnam in 1955.
He is then assassinated in 1963
Cold War started the Vietnam War
The French leave the Indochina region
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
People protested Diem's corrupt regime. Monks were so unhappy with his policies that they started to burn themselves alive.
A cease fire is signed by Kissinger in Paris bringing this war to a close
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 is admitted to UN
Reagan is elected into office
US and Vietnam exchange ambassadors
US send sin troops, officials, food, water, and much needed resources to try to help South Vietnam as well as end the War
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
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.
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
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
US employs Agent Orange to help bring this war to a close. Agent Orange killed many people and led to many birth defects