MODERN HISTORY

War in Indochina

International Study In Peace and Conflict covering the wars in Indochina from 1946 to 1979.

 

HISTORCAL BACKGROUND  French Indochina from the 1890s - Anti-French rebellions

THE EMERGANCE OF HO CHI MINH  :  Exile in France, USSR and China - Foundation of the Viet Minh - Separation of Vietnam - Bombing of Haiphong

THE FIRST INDOCHINA WAR 1946 to 1954  :  Ho Chi Minh and Bao Dai - Korean War - Dien Bien Phu - Geneva Accords

THE SECOND INDOCHINA WAR 1954-1962  :  Ngo Dinh Diem - Land and Social Reforms in the north and south - Elections cancelled in 1956 - US Military advisers - US involvement in Laos - Search & Destroy and Clear & Hold tactics - Strategic Hamlet programme

THE ASSASSINATION OF DIEM  :  Buddist protests - Diem assassination - Kennedy assassination

THE GULF OF TONKIN INCIDENT  :  Gulf of Tonkin Resolution - Rolling Thunder - Increase in military personnel

STRATEGIES & TACTICS OF THE WAR  :  US and North Vietnamese approach to war - Agent Orange - Ambushes and Booby Traps

1968 TET OFFENSIVE  :  Combined North Vietnamese and Viet Cong offensive - Khe Sahn - US Embassy occupation - My Lai

THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT  :  The television war - Protests in US and Australia

NIXON, VIETNAMISATION AND CAMBODIA  :  US Diplomatic relations with USSR and China - Vietnamisation - Cambodian incursion - Kent State massacre

END OF THE WAR IN VIETNAM  :  Paris Peace Accords - The fall of Saigon

POL POT AND WAR WITH VIETNAM  :  Khmer Rouge - Killing Fields - Defeat of the Khmer Rouge by Vietnam - Chinese attacks on Vietnam

 

Duration : 60 minutes

 

SUBJECT AREAS

SENIOR : Modern History - Society & Culture  JUNIOR :  History - HSIE - SOSE

 

STUDY AREAS

SENIOR :  20th Century History 1945-2000 - War & Society - Power & Conflict - Ideas & Political Change  

JUNIOR :  Time, Continuity & Change - History - Shaping of the Modern World - Post World War II

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Chapters

 

0:00  Introduction

00:47  Historical  Background

3:31  The Emergance of Ho Chi Minh

8:45  The First Indochina War 1946 - 1954

16:11  The Second Indochina War 1954 - 1962

23:32  The Assassination of Diem

26:36  The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

32:16  Strategies and Tactics of the War

 37:32  Tet Offensive 1968

43:20  The Anti-War Movement

47:11  Nixon Vietnamisation and Cambodia

51:58  End of the War in Vietnam

56:19  Pol Pot and War with Vietnam

Chapters

 

0:00  Introduction

00:47  Historical  Background

3:31  The Emergance of Ho Chi Minh

8:45  The First Indochina War 1946 - 1954

16:11  The Second Indochina War 1954 - 1962

23:32  The Assassination of Diem

26:36  The Gulf of Tonkin Incident

32:16  Strategies and Tactics of the War

 37:32  Tet Offensive 1968

43:20  The Anti-War Movement

47:11  Nixon Vietnamisation and Cambodia

51:58  End of the War in Vietnam

56:19  Pol Pot and War with Vietnam

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