Vietnam War

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  • Th Viet Minh Forces

    Th Viet Minh Forces
    Viet Minh forces attack an isolated French military outpost in the town of Dien Bien Phu. The attempt to take the outpost lasts two months, during which time the French government agrees to peace talks in Geneva.
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    Ho Chi Minh, facing failing health, is replaced by Le Duan as head of North Vietnam’s ruling communist party.
  • President Kennedy is assasinated

    President Kennedy is assasinated
    President Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president.
  • USS Maddox gets attacked

    USS Maddox gets attacked
    USS Maddox is allegedly attacked by North Vietnamese patrol torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin (the attack is later disputed), leading President Johnson to call for air strikes on North Vietnamese patrol boat bases.
  • Battle of la Drang Valley

    Battle of la Drang Valley
    Nearly 300 Americans are killed and hundreds more injured in the first large-scale battle of the war, the Battle of la Drang Valley.
  • The Vietnam War protests in D.C.

    The Vietnam War protests in D.C.
    Huge Vietnam War protests occur in Washington, D.C., New York City and San Francisco.
  • U.S. is done in Vietnam

    U.S. is done in Vietnam
    President Nixon signs the Paris Peace Accords, ending direct U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. The North Vietnamese accept a cease fire. But as U.S. troops depart Vietnam, North Vietnamese military officials continue plotting to overtake South Vietnam.
  • Vietnam becomes unified

    Vietnam becomes unified
    North and South Vietnam are formally unified as the Socialist Republic of Vietnam under hardline communist rule.