a) What happened?
The war started from 1959 to April 30, 1975
1858 to 1884 France invades Vietnam and makes Vietnam a colony.
September 1940 Japan invades Vietnam.
May 1941 Ho Chi Minh, also known as the leader of vietnam establishes the Viet Minh (League for the Independence of Vietnam).
September 2, 1945 – Vietnam become Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
May 7, 1954 The French suffer a decisive defeat at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu.
July 21, 1954 The Geneva Accords declared a ceasefire and divide Vietnam into north communist and south democratic. October 26, 1955 South Vietnam declares war with itself the Republic of Vietnam, with the newly elected Ngo Dinh Diem as president, along with the support of the United States. December 20, 1960 The National Liberation Front (NLF), also called the Viet Cong, is formed in South Vietnam.
January 30, 1968 The North Vietnamese join forces with the Viet Cong to launch the Tet Offensive. Hundreds of South Vietnamese is killed.
March 1975 North Vietnam launches a massive assault on South Vietnam.
April 30, 1975 South Vietnam surrenders to the communists. July 2, 1976 Vietnam become a communist country, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
b) Unintended consequences of pursuit of selfdetermination? The total number of Vietnamese death is 882,000, which included 655,000 adult males (above 15 years of age), 143,000 adult females, and 84,000 children.
c) How did the world community respond?
Countries who fought for North Vietnam
● Soviet Union (Russia)
● Viet cong
● Khmer Rouge
● Pathet Lao
● North Korea
Forces that fought with South Vietnam
● United States of America
● South Korea
● New Zealand
● Khmer Republic
● Kingdom of Laos
● Spain ...
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