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What was the treaty of 1954 that split Vietnam at the 17th parallel?
Who was the communists' leader?
Ho Chi Minh
Ngo Dinh Diem
Bien Phu Dien
What do the letters NLF stand for?
Native Land Fighters
New Law Force
National Liberation Front
What version of the "Domino theory" was President Johnson famous for?
Flies and the manure pile.
Dumb sailors and flying fish.
The bully at the porch.
What was not true about Diem's government?
It helped the Christians and persecuted the Buddhists.
It helped the weak and upheld human rights.
It helped the rich and oppressed the poor.
What was the South Vietnamese army?
How did Diem lose power in 1963?
a popular revolution
an army coup
a foreign invasion
Which US warship thought it was under attack from the North Vietnamese in August 1964?
What did Congress agree in the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution?
To order Operation Rolling Thunder against the North Vietnamese.
To "take all necessary steps" to defend freedom in Vietnam.
To tell the president to declare war on North Vietnam.
What event finally pushed the US into going to war in February 1965?
The ARVN were killed asleep in their defensive positions.
China turned communist.
There was an attack on American air bases.