Vietnam War Timeline
|1862||Under the Treaty of Saigon, Vietnam gives control of three eastern provinces to France.|
|1863||France makes Cambodia a French colony.|
|1883||Under the Treaty of Hue, France expands its control over all of Vietnam.|
|1887||France turns its holdings in Southeast Asia into one colony, called Indochina.|
|1893||France makes Laos a French colony.|
|1930||Ho Chi Minh creates the Indochinese Communist Party to oppose French colonial rule.|
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Words to Know
- The South Vietnamese army, officially known as the Army of the Republic of South Vietnam. The ARVN fought on the same side as U.S. troops during the Viet nam War.
- A religion based on the teaching of Gautama Buddha, in which followers seek moral purity and spiritual enlightenment.
- Southeast Asian nation located on the western border of South Vietnam. During the Vietnam War, Cambodia experienced its own civil war between its pro-U.S. government forces and Communist rebels known as the Khmer Rouge.
- Cold War:
- A period of intense rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union as both nations competed to spread their political philosophies and influence around the world after the end of World War II. The climate of distrust and hostility between the two nations and their allies dominated international politics until the 1980s.
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Where to Learn More
Against the Vietnam War: Writings by Activists. New York: Syracuse University Press, 1999.
Agnew, Spiro. Go Quietly . . . or Else. New York: William Morrow, 1980.
Ambrose, Stephen E. Nixon. 3 vols. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987, 1989, 1991.
American Writers of the Vietnam War, Vol. 9 of Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series. Detroit: Gale Research, 1991.
Anderson, David L., ed. Shadow on the White House: Presidents and the Vietnam War, 1945-1975. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1993.
Andrews, Owen, et al. Vietnam: Images from Combat Photographers. Washington: Starwood, 1991.
Anson, Robert S. McGovern: A Biography. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972.
Baez, Joan. And a Voice to Sing With. New York: Summit Books, 1978.
Beidler, Philip D. Re-Writing America: Vietnam Authors in Their Generation. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991.
Berman, Larry. Lyndon Johnson's War. New York: W.W. Norton, 1989.
Berman, Larry. Planning a Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam. New York: W.W. Norton, 1982.
Bernstein, Irving. Guns or Butter: The...
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