The establishment of a colony in one territory.
colonialism
All property and all means of production belong to the government, private property does not exist and all goods are shared equally.
communism
America's belief that if one country came under control of communists, then neighboring countries would as well.
Domino Theory
A form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants use military tactics to fight a larger army.
Guerilla Warfare
Extreme loyalty to one's country.
Nationalism
The army that fought the United States and the South Vietnamese governments.
Vietcong
Individuals that served in the armed forces of their country.
Veterans
The 35th president of the United States and was assassinated in 1963.
John Kennedy
The 37th president of the United States and got them out of the Vietnam War.
Richard Nixon
The leader of the North vietnamese during the Vietnam War.
Ho Chi Minh
The 34th president and was a commander in Europe during WW2.
Dwight Eisenhower
The 36th president and was put into office after Kennedy was assassinated.
Lyndon Johnson
The forced induction of a person into the armed forces.
draft
a series of surprise attacks by the Vietcong and North Vietnamese forces.
tet offensive
American foreign policy to stop the spread of communism.
containment
Help by the United States they fought against North Vietnam.
South Vietnam
A sprayable gel that the United States military used as a weapon in the Vietnam War.
napalm
President Nixon's plan to take all the United States troops in Vietnam and let South Vietnam fight North Vietnam.
vietnamization
A soldier that has been taken captive by the enemy.
Prisoner of war
People that are against something.
protest