North Vietnamese Soldiers. a. nd the. Viet Cong. US Went to Vietnam With Noble Purpose. Stop. spread of communism. Defend. South Vietnam against communists from the North. Our enemies viewed themselves as freedom fighters.
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Vietnam War: The Enemy
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Vietnam War: The Enemy
North Vietnamese Soldiersand theViet CongSlide2
US Went to Vietnam With Noble Purpose
Stop spread of communismDefend
South Vietnam against communists from the North
Our enemies viewed themselves as freedom fightersSlide3
Ho Chi Minh – Communist leader of North VietnamSlide4
His metaphor: Elephant and Tiger
If the tiger ever stands still, the elephant will crush him.
The tiger will not stand still. He will leap on the elephant and tear chunks from him and then flee into the jungle.
Such will be the war in Indochina.Slide5
Uncle Ho – the father of Vietnam
Traveled to France, Russia, China, USCharismatic and inspiringDied before the war ended
General Giap-Commander NVA
1943 – 34 soldiers
Late 1960s – 1 million
Used Viet Cong to infiltrate the south, terrorize civilians, wear down French…then Americans
Time was on his side
Hide and make the enemy search for youCarefully plan and use surprise
Never go head on
Outwait, outsmart, outlast
Oct 4, 2013Slide9
Ho Chi Minh Trail: Men and suppliesSlide10
Viet Cong Death Squads
Terrorized hamlets or villagesCaused fear so villagers would not cooperate with US or South Vietnamese armiesOften immoralSlide11
4,000,000 fought2,000,000 killed or wounded
Ferocious fighters – it is their homelandServed for the entire warHow does that change your perspective?Strike and retreatOften known as “guerilla warfare”
Lots of tunneling
US soldiers “respected” their enemy
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North Vietnamese Soldiers a nd the Viet Cong US Went to Vietnam With Noble Purpose Stop spread of communism Defend South Vietnam against communists from the North Our enemies viewed themselves as freedom fighters ID: 613914 Download Presentation
Discouraging. The Vietnamese, both our ally and enemy, were difficult to keep separate. The majority of the Vietnamese fought as civilian militia (no uniforms). Deadly. Aside from combat . Americans had to deal .
The Vietnam War. Ho Chi Minh and his followers began . an armed struggle to reunify the nation. . They organized a new guerrilla army, which became known as the Vietcong.. President Eisenhower increased American aid, and sent hundreds of military advisers to train South Vietnam’s army..
WARNING! . Remember these answers are not full answers but are just suggestions of points that you could include!. What is the message of this cartoon? (7) . An American cartoon, published in 1972. The crows represent the Communist forces..
What made fighting difficult. ?. Jungle . terrain. Who is the enemy? Viet Cong. Unfamiliar terrain & enemy has intricate network of tunnels. Enemy is more motivated. Unpopular war at home. Cultural differences.
How did President Kennedy avoid World War III through his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis? . Warm Up:. Is it ok for one country to get involved in the civil war of another country. ?. You may do this in your composition journal or on .
Frances Perry. Period II. Thesis Statement . To analyze how guerrilla warfare crippled the U.S. Army. . NLF (National Liberation Front). NFL rarely attacked the Americans head on they used Guerrilla Tactics. .
Who was the Vietnamese nationalist that became the leader of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War?. Mao . Tse. -Tung. Tu. Thong. Ho Chi Minh. Ngo . Dinh. Diem. Who . was president in 1955 when the US began acting as an advisor to South Vietnam?.
U.S. replaced France as the supporter of South Vietnamese. CIA installed Ngo Dinh Diem in South Vietnam . Ho Chi Minh (North- Communist). Catholic Diem alienated mostly Buddhist nation. Viet Cong guerrillas began launching attacks in 1957 .