Vietnam War Timeline

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Vietcong is formed

1960

The Diem regime is overthrown

1963

Buddhist monks began setting themselves on fire in protest

1963

Over 200,000 US troops are sent to Vietnam

1965

B-52s Bomb North Vietnam

1966

Richard Nixon becomes president

1968

Peace talks take place in paris between north vietnamese and americans

1968

The death of Ho Chi Minh

1969

President Nixon extends Vietnam War to Cambodia

April 1970

A cease-fire agreement is signed in Paris

1973