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History Demontae’. Ho Chi Minh Trial Trail as a supply route for weapons, food and equipment The most famous being Agent Orange– to kill off the greenery.

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1 History Demontae’

2 Ho Chi Minh Trial Trail as a supply route for weapons, food and equipment The most famous being Agent Orange– to kill off the greenery that gave cover to those using the trail. Gave The North Vietnam advantage.

3 Dien Bien Phu was the decisive engagement in the first Indochina War Placed heavy artillery in camp in the mountains began to speak of withdrawal

4 Gulf of Tonkin attack President Lyndon B. Johnson and his advisers feared that the public would not support an expansion of the war the U.S. destroyer Maddox was fired on by North Vietnamese torpedo boats

5 Laos The United States began a “secret war,” using the CIA to arm and train an anticommunist force in Laos The conference did nothing to stop the civil war the Laos Communist movement known as the Pathet Lao.

6 Cambodia Vietnamese support was essential to the 1975 communist Khmer Rouge victory in Cambodia many Cambodians welcomed the Vietnamese as liberators most experts agree that by the beginning of 1990 Vietnam made good on the promise

7 Fall of Saigon The fall of Saigon (now Ho Chin Minh City) effectively marked the end of the Vietnam War The city had no defence against them. North Vietnamese tanks smashed down the gates at the Presidential Palace to accept the surrender of General Minh. By the end of April 30th

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