This lecture focuses on the events between the gulf of tonkin resolution in 1964 to. Powered by create your own unique website with customizable templates. Vietnam war simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Sep 09, 2015 in 1954, an international peace conference divides indochina at the 17th parallel. The 1968 tet offensive, a bold north vietnamese attack on the south.
During some months, the dutch movie director ivens and some north vietnamese colleagues filmed the life of north vietnamese peasants under the menace of heavy american bombardments. The parallel is particularly significant in the history of vietnam see below. Americas commitment to the truman doctrine and fear of the domino theory led it to view defense of the south vietnamese. But before the vietnam war, this was not ho chi minh city, this was saigon. It is important to understand that the viet cong fought in the southern reaches of south vietnam, while the north vietnamese battled closer to the 17th parallel. When the air strikes failed to end the war, johnson increased the number of u. A free powerpoint ppt presentation displayed as a flash slide show on id. Over 3 million americans have served in the war, nearly 60,000 are dead, some 150,000 are wounded, and at least 1,000 are missing in action.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. During the vietnam war, the demarcation line between north and south vietnam became a. By autumn of 1968, when vietnamese requirements reached their peak, worldwide seabee strength had grown to more than 26,000 men, serving. Extending for 3 miles 5 km on either side of the demarcation line was a. A b c d 1966 1968 1971 1979 during the fulbright hearings, antiwar protesters were not allowed to address the senate foreign relations committee. The line did not actually coincide with the 17th parallel but ran south of it, approximately along the ben hai river to the village of bo ho su and from there due west to the laos vietnam border. The answer to the question above is therefore letter d.
But films about the vietnam war were different for two reasons. This led to the viet minh and french meeting in geneve to discuss ternms for ending the war. The film examines the effects of american bombing raids during the vietnam war, and how most of the blast radii affected simple farmers and peasants. This line was agreed upon as a temporary border at the 1954 geneva accords. This demarcation line was provided by geneva accords of 1954. Rolling thunder was the code name for the american bombing of north vietnam from early 1965 to late 1968. The vietnam war, was a cold warera proxy war that occurred in vietnam, laos, and cambodia from 1 november 1955 to the fall of saigon on 30 april 1975 see the fact file below for more information on the vietnam war or alternatively, you can download our 23page vietnam war worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Vietnam at war 1968 civilians are the focus in this vietnam war documentary that examines the lives and showcases the thoughts of the north vietnamese people. Seventeenth parallel demarcation line, vietnam britannica. The 17th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 17 degrees north of the earths equatorial plane. The 17th parallel was a provisional military demarcation line that divided the north and south vietnam. The vietnam war is officially over for the united states. Vietnam in war by joris ivens,marceline loridan ivens. Seventeenth parallel, the provisional military demarcation line established in vietnam by the geneva accords 1954. The campaign one of the largest of the vietnam war led to intense fighting and heavy casualties in cities and towns across the south. Dien bien phu battle of dien bien phu was between communist viet minh forces and the french from march may 7, 1954. Communists launched their seemingly successful nationwide tet offensive on 30 january 1968.
The vietnam war era mr langford s class vietnam overview of the war dates. What divided vietnam at the 17th parallel and call for a general election in 1956. Vietnam war protests 1 vietnam war protests 2 during the four years following passage of the tonkin gulf resolution 1964, which gave lbj a blank check to send troops and weapons to vietnam, the war effort intensified as troop levels climbed to over 500,000. This temporarily divided vietnam along the 17th parallel. Where the frence were defeated by the north vietnamese communist forces.
And saigon was kind of where most of the french control was centered. Vietnam in war has a total running time of one hour and 43 minutes. The seabees were slated to play an important and historic role in the growing southeast asian conflict. Vietnam war facts, worksheets, history, start, end. Documentary about the people of the village vinh linh and othervillages along the 17th parallel, the demarcation line between north and south vietnam. Eisenhower in 1954, the idea that if one nation fell to communism, the surrounding nations would be likely to fall to communism as well.
Please like the video and subscribe to my youtube page. Mar 22, 2016 nixon and vietnam nixon elected president 1968 promised to end the war during campaign was aware of the silent majority or the increased opposition by average americans to the war vietnamization removal of american soldiers and replacing them with south vietnamese soldiers. I investigate the effects of vietnam wars veteran on long run economic. It was a communist assault on a large number of south vietnamese cities in. In january 1968, the massive tet offensive launched by the north vietnamese distressed the. History of fighting against colonial rule dating to 1930s. The film sets out to show the effects of the american bombing campaign on the vietnamese people, who were mainly peasant farmers.
The line did not actually coincide with the 17th parallel but ran south of it, approximately along the ben hai river to the village of bo ho su and from there due west to the laosvietnam border. The 17th parallel indicates the boundary separating north and south. Click on each to receive a brief description of it. The extent and patterns of usage of agent orange and. Domino theory first popularized by president dwight d. Vietnam in war, 1968, directed by joris ivens, with at turner classic movies. In 1968 and 1969, there were hundreds of anti war marches and gatherings throughout the country. Decision was made to dived vietnam along hte 17th parallel. North vietnam led by ho chi minhs communist forces and supported by the ussr and china north vietnam led by ho chi minhs communist forces and supported by the ussr and china south vietnam led by an anticommunist government under the rule of ngo. Australia, america, new zealand and south korea were all helping south vietnam, whereas china, north korea and the soviet union were helping north vietnam. Vietnam in war is a french documentary film from the year of 1968. Ppt the vietnam war era powerpoint presentation free to. The dividing line between north vietnam and south vietnam as established by the 1954 geneva conference. The 17th parallel was buffered by a demilitarized zone, or dmz, between the two countries.
The vietnam war took place exclusively in north and south. What role did the 17th parallel play in the vietnam war. Ppt the vietnam war era powerpoint presentation free. By autumn of 1968, when vietnamese requirements reached their peak, worldwide seabee strength had grown to more. The vietnam war 1968 democratic convention one of the most famous incidents in the antiwar movement was the police riot in chicago during. The line did not actually coincide with the 17th parallel but ran south of it, approximately along the ben hai river to the village of bo ho su and from there due west to the. Carter argues that the roots of the vietnam war lie in this failed statebuilding attempt by the u. The 17th parallel has been part of the programme of visions du reels first edition back in 1969 and was. It divided vietnam 17th parallel into 2 countries, and it also called for free elections.
And so you have the geneva conference of 1954 that partitions vietnam along the 17th parallel between north vietnam and south vietnam. On november 15, 1969, the largest anti war protest in american history took place in washington, d. Feb, 1968, all men in the south vietnamese armed forces have had their tours of duty extended for the duration of the war, and reserves are now. Joris ivens 1968 documentary, 17th parallel, is compelling, albeit flawed, viewing. Vietnam in war is a 1968 french documentary film directed by joris ivens. Province to the village of bo ho su and from there due west to the laos. When this fell to vietnamese forces in 1959, the french began to leave vietnam. The vietnam war was a prolonged military conflict that started as an. As part of this agreement, the french agreed to withdraw their troops from northern vietnam. The ho chi minhled communist government of north vietnam which was created after the 1954 geneva conference divided the country at the 17th parallel. Demilitarized zone dmz the line that divided north vietnam and south vietnam, located at the 17th parallel. Navy operations and other events of historical and human interest related to the naval service that took place in southeast asia between 1950, when the united states first engaged militarily in what was then french indochina, and 1975, when the fall of anticommunist governments in south vietnam, laos, and cambodia occurred.
Portugal 23 april 1983 cinemateca portuguesa czech republic 17 april 2002 one world film festival. On 22 march 1968 president antonin novotny gave in to the pressure of the reformist. Release dates 6 also known as aka 7 release dates belgium 12 july 1968 tv premiere usa 26 september 1968. General william westmoreland he was the american commander in south vietnam. The vietnam war article 1960s america khan academy. Viet minh communist forces got the north, while the french and vietnames forces loyal. Ppt vietnam war protests powerpoint presentation free. Rolling thunder was launched in response to a viet cong raid on a u. Vietnam would be temporarily divided at the 17th parallel, pending elections within two years to choose a president and reunite the country. The 17th parallel was buffered by a demilitarized zone, or dmz, between the two countries agent orange. The vietnam war was fought from 1962 to 1975 against communist north vietnam and capitalist south vietnam. On november 15, 1969, the largest antiwar protest in american history took place in washington, d. For the 1968 french documentary film, see 17th parallel. Filmed in cooperation to put it mildly with the north vietnamese government at the height of americas involvement in the war, it recounts the struggles of the people who live along the 17th parallel or, as it was more commonly known at the time, the demilitarized zone.
It crosses africa, asia, the indian ocean, the pacific ocean, central america, the caribbean and the atlantic ocean. The 19th parallel is 19 degrees north of the equator and diveds north and south vietnam. In 1968 and 1969, there were hundreds of antiwar marches and gatherings throughout the country. Nixon and vietnam nixon elected president 1968 promised to end the war during campaign was aware of the silent majority or the increased opposition by average americans to the war vietnamization removal of american soldiers and replacing them with south vietnamese soldiers. During some months, the dutch movie director ivens and some north vietnamese colleagues filmed the life of. But you fast forward to 1954, this ends up in a bit of a stalemate. Air force bases in south vietnam during the vietnam war 1967 1968. Vietnam in war all critics 1 fresh 1 what makes it still worth seeing. These are the events and other important happenings of 1968. In 1954, an international peace conference divides indochina at the 17th parallel. Beginning in 1964 the united states military buildup in south vietnam interrupted the normal peacetime deployment pattern of the naval construction force. Apr 17, 2003 herbicides including agent orange were sprayed by united states forces for military purposes during the vietnam war 19611971 at a rate more than an order of magnitude greater than for similar. Vietnam war terms california state university, northridge. Herbicides including agent orange were sprayed by united states forces for military purposes during the vietnam war 19611971 at a rate more than an order of magnitude greater than for similar.1236 1403 232 1000 1 519 387 1533 57 976 1274 624 796 1470 1284 1226 88 906 105 709 619 1434 177 491 1529 635 223 587 992 1206 1355 1332 648 1269 1258 700 1421 1479 226 193 206 626 83 275