Army and Marines face relentless onslaughts from North Vietnamese.
March 16, Over the course of four hours, American soldiers kill more than unarmed civilians in and around the hamlet of My Lai. May 4, Four days after Nixon announced the expansion of the war into Cambodia, four students at Kent State are shot by National Guardsmen during a protest.
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American soldiers are dropped off by U. Peace was discussed at Geneva in and the Treaty of Geneva agreed that the French would leave Vietnam and the country would be split along the 17th Parallel until elections could be held. The elections were never held and the country remained divided:.
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The Vietminh wanted to unite the country under communist leader Ho Chi Minh. War broke out between the North and South. From onwards, the South came under increasing attacks from communists in South Vietnam itself. This was the belief that if one country fell to communism, it was likely that the neighbouring one would also fall — similar to a row of dominoes falling over.
This had happened in Eastern Europe after China had become communist in and communists were in control of North Vietnam. It decided to send money, supplies and military advisers to help the South Vietnamese Government. Diem was a corrupt leader who refused to give peasants land.
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He did not like Buddhism and treated the mainly Buddhist population badly. The peasants wanted communism and supported the Vietminh and the NLF.
After this, there was no strong capitalist government in control of the South.
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