IGCSE Edexcel The Vietnam Conflict, 1945 - 1975 Chapter 2 Arrival of the Americans

This is part of a book I authored for IGCSE Edexcel History. It is available on Amazon and Blackwells.

'Those who fail to learn from History, are forced to repeat it.’ The last message to Washington from Saigon in 1975, from CIA Chief Thomas Polgar.

It was the first time the United States had been defeated in a conflict. This book is a perfect guide to the Vietnam Conflict. With more recent wars in the Middle East having similar issues and style of warfare. This book hopes to pass on to the next generation the issues, mistakes and lessons learnt from the Vietnam conflict in order to avoid them in future conflicts. The book is a perfect addition to any classroom or to anyone wanting to learn about the events taking place in Vietnam or in the United States, from war to peace, to anti-war and pro-war protests. This book includes facts, a timeline of events, detailed pictures, mini-bios of key people involved, sources, quotes, it discusses who won the war, and how this was achieved.

US policy and intervention, 1954–64
The aims of the Geneva Conference (1954) and the US response
Eisenhower and the Domino Theory, the formation of South Vietnam
Life in North and South Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh and Ngo Dinh Diem
The impact of Ho’s policies to unite Vietnam, the NLF, and the Ho Chi Minh Trail
The response of US, the Strategic Hamlet Programme and the fall of Diem (1963)

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