US Escalation in Vietnam War
The period from 1963 to 1969 is the most severe phase of Vietnam War. The U.S President, Lyndon B. Johnson had to deal with many explosive situations of Vietnamese communists. The escalation of the U.S in Vietnam War caused the uprising of communists.
John F. Kennedy in Vietnam War
During the time as the US president, John F. Kennedy increased American economic and military aid in three times to support the South Vietnam government and sent more U.S military advisors in Indochina. He rejected the withdrawal from Vietnam War.
Diem regime from 1955 to 1963
Ngo Dinh Diem was selected to lead the government in South Vietnam by the U.S in 1955. Diem regime was strongly anti-communism and French connection. He was one of the few prominent Vietnamese nationalist who could claim both attributes.
American steps in Vietnam War
From 1954, the U.S intervention in Vietnam was growing. Many policies and measures on politics, military and diplomacy of the U.S were applied in Indochina with focal Vietnam. This triggered the prolongation of Indochina War and beginning of Vietnam War.
French invasion in Vietnam ends
French invasion in Vietnam officially ended with the victory of Vietnamese armed forces in Dien Bien Phu. At the same time, the victory with Geneva Conference created favorable condition for other countries, Laos and Cambodia, to regain independence.
History of Vietnam before 1949
History of Vietnam from late 1850s to 1949 witnessed two invasions of French and Japan, along with many uprisings and campaigns of Vietnamese patriots. At the same time, Democratic Republic of Vietnam came into being, Ho Chi Minh as president.
Names for Vietnam War
There are several terms to call Vietnam War. With different purposes, the war in Vietnam is called in different names. However, Vietnam War is the most common name as this war occurred in Vietnam and it might express a neutral meaning.
Vietnam War overview
Vietnam War is seen as the most severe war in Vietnam. It is a protracted struggle between Vietnam communist government and the United States (with government of South Vietnam) who tried to erase the growth of communism.