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HIS271Y1 Lecture Notes - Ngo Dinh Diem, Operation Rolling Thunder, First Indochina War


Department
History
Course Code
HIS271Y1
Professor
Erin Black

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VIETNAM AND THE UNRAVELLING
OF AMERICAN SOCIETY
(March 28)
I. Origins of U.S. Involvement in Vietnam
- Historical Context (French Indochina; Ho Chi Minh; Democratic Republic of Vietnam)
- The First Indochina War, 1946-54 (Dien Bien Phu)
- The Geneva Accords, 1954 (Operation Passage to Freedom)
- Into the Quagmire (Ngo Dinh Diem)
- Kennedy and Vietnam
II. LBJ and “That Bitch of a War”
- Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
- Operation Rolling Thunder
- Increasing Numbers of Combat Troops
- The Reasoning Behind Escalation
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