Vietnam War 1950's

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  •                                  1950
  • The United States will help France out by sending troops.
  • France was an important ally to us during the Cold War and they are a democratic capitalist country . Also Viet Minh cannot be trusted.
  • 1951
  • French Soldier: Thanks US for the aircrafts and boats.
  • French soldier 2: Thanks for helping us out economically
  • 1954
  • French soldier: We surrender Vietnam
  • French soldier 2: We  surrender to  the Viet Minh communist revolutionaries after months of siege.
  • USA agrees to provide France with military and economic assistance.
  • 1954
  • I must get involved in the Vietnam war or else other countries will turn to communism.
  • I, Eisenhower, promised Diem that the United States would make a great contribution to the the stability of the government
  • By 1951 US military aid to the French had tripled to $450 million. French forces in Vietnam were using ships and aircraft on loan from the US
  • 1957
  • The cost of defending freedom, of defending America, must be paid in many forms and in many places...military as well as economic help is currently needed in Vietnam.
  • By the time French forces surrendered to the Viet Minh in 1954, Washington had invested almost $3 billion in trying to save Indochina from the spectre of communism.
  • 1959
  • I Viet Minh will kill you both.
  • In the letter sent to Diem in 1954, Eisenhower promised the United Stated involvment in the Vietnam war. Eisenhower involvment was due to the domino theory. The Domino Theory was the belief that communism would spread to neighboring countries.
  • Diem pays a state visit to Washington where president Eisenhower labels him the "miracle man" of Asia and reaffirms U.S. commitment.
  • Thank you Eisenhower.
  • Two military advisors, Maj. Dale and Sgt. Chester, are killed by Viet Minh Guerrillas at Bien Hoa, SouthVietnam.
  • No don't shoot.
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