A symbol of the cold war from 1961-1989 it seperated communist east Germany from Free west Germany
a communication link established in 1963 to allow the leaders of the United States and the Soviet Union to contact each other in times of crisis
an organization whose goal it was to win Vietnam's independence from foreign rule
the idea that if a nation falls under communist control, nearby nations will also fall under communist control
A law enacted in 1973, limiting a president rights to send troops into battle without consulting congress
A conflict of words and ideas between nations rather than armies.
a 1954 peace agreement that divided Vietnam into Communist-controlled North Vietnam and non-Communist South Vietnam until unification elections could be held in 1956
the southern Vietnamese soldiers with whom U.S. troops fought against communism and forces in the North during the Vietnam War
a gasoline-based substance used in bombs that U.S. planes dropped in Vietnam in order to burn away jungle and expose Vietcong hideouts
equired enrollment in the armed services
South Vietnams President, a strong anti-Communist
a drop or reduction in time in service. A soldier with 150 days or less remaining on his active duty commitment when he DEROSed from Vietnam also ETSed from the army under the Early Out program.
refers to soldiers who are qualified as parachutists
a Vietnamese leader who demanded Vietnam’s independence from France
National Liberation Front (NLF), South Vietnamese guerrilla fighters supported by communists in North Vietnam
a supporter of Johnson’s war policies
a coordinated assault, in January 1968, by the Vietcong and North Vietnamese on South Vietnamese cities and bases
the difference between what the Johnson administration said about the war and what journalists in Vietnam saw and reported
a village in South Vietnam where U.S. soldiers killed unarmed civilians
a 1973 agreement between the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the Vietcong for a cease-fire and U.S. troop withdrawal from South Vietnam
Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader
The belief that if one nation falls to communism the surrounding nations will follow
Program created to block communism gains in Southeast Asia
revolutionary army of South Vietnam
table tennis matches between Chinese and American athletes
Conflict between South and North Vietnamese
a settlement which brought about an end to the First Indochina War
Country in East Asia
Organized events held by groups of people who didn’t want American participation in the Vietnam War
commanded U.S. forces during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968.
flammable liquid used by the U.S in warfare
Nixon’s plan to end U.S involvement in the Vietnam war through a few programs
a village in Vietnam in which a massacre committed by U.S soldiers resulted in the killing of 347+ people
Papers hidden and written by the government conveying the acts that were carried out in Vietnam when the conflict was supposed to be over; was brought to the public’s attention making them distrusting
U.S law passed after the Vietnam war limiting the President’s power when it comes to military wars
People who supported U.S involvement in Vietnam war
People who didn't support U.S involvement in Vietnam war
politics based on specific circumstances at the time
French word characterizing a time of improved relations between U.S and Soviet Union
The process of opening trade with China directed by Nixon
Person who got drafted in the Vietnam war
Term used to question the credibility of Johnson’s words/ his truthfulness
coordinated series of furious attacks committed by North Korea
American politician from MA
Anti-Vietnam War icon; got Johnson to resign from presidential-election
struggle for power that took place between the united states and the soviet union after WW2
a very extremely powerful and dominant nations United Nations, international organization founded in 1945 to promote peace, security, and cooperation among nations
ideological barrier that divided eastern and western Europe during the cold war
international organization founded in 1945 to promote peace, security, and cooperation among nations
the U.S policy of attempting to restrict soviet power and influence around the world by preventing the spread of communism
U.S aid plan designed to promote economic recovery in Europe after WW2
mutual defense pact formed by the U.S, Canada, and Western Europe nations in 1949
a competition between nations to achieve weapons superiority Cultural Revolution, a period of revolutionary upheaval and political persecution in China
first major battle of the Cold War fought by communist and non-communist
communist insurgents in South Vietnam
war between North and South Vietnam
belief that if Vietnam fell to the communists, the rest of Asia would fall
a secret political, economic, or military operation sponsored by a gov't and designed to support a foreign policy
easing of Cold War tensions and hostility between the east and west during 1970s
policy of building a weapon arsenal so deadly that no other nation will dare to attack
person who allowed the USSR to build nuclear missile bases in Cuba
military pact for the Soviet Union and their allies
Chinese communist leader
head and dictator of the Soviet Communists from 1928-1953
40th president of the United States and helped end the Cold War
operation that moved supplies into West Berlin by american and British Planes during Soviet blockade
meeting between Churchill, Stalin, and Roosevelt
prime minister of Great Britain that invented the "Iron Curtain"
system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common
policy of Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev
small groups of soldiers, often volunteers, who make surprise attacks
communist leader of North Vietnam; used guerilla warfare to fight
competition of space exploration between United States and Soviet Union
period of revolutionary upheaval and political persecution in China
The establishment of a colony in one territory.
All property and all means of production belong to the government, private property does not exist and all goods are shared equally.
America's belief that if one country came under control of communists, then neighboring countries would as well.
A form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants use military tactics to fight a larger army.
Extreme loyalty to one's country.
The army that fought the United States and the South Vietnamese governments.
Individuals that served in the armed forces of their country.
The 35th president of the United States and was assassinated in 1963.
The 37th president of the United States and got them out of the Vietnam War.
The leader of the North vietnamese during the Vietnam War.
The 34th president and was a commander in Europe during WW2.
The 36th president and was put into office after Kennedy was assassinated.
The forced induction of a person into the armed forces.
a series of surprise attacks by the Vietcong and North Vietnamese forces.
American foreign policy to stop the spread of communism.
Help by the United States they fought against North Vietnam.
A sprayable gel that the United States military used as a weapon in the Vietnam War.
President Nixon's plan to take all the United States troops in Vietnam and let South Vietnam fight North Vietnam.
A soldier that has been taken captive by the enemy.
People that are against something.
What country entered the war to stop communism?
this Country controlled Vietnam before and right after WWII
The leader of the North Vietnam
What were the Vietnamese guerilla fighters called?
the president of the United States since 1963 - 1968
The two countries that helped North Vietnam with supplies
The trail that helped the Vietnamese supply their troops
What country did the United States support during the Vietnam War?
In 1975, the Fall of _________ occured.
What was one type of protest during the Vietnam War?
A symbol of Cold War.
A network of paths used by North Vietnam to transport supplies to the vietcong in South Vietnam.
A villiage in Northern South Vietnam.
A gasoline substance used in bombs that US planes dropped on Vietnam.
Lead numerous revolts for the Indochina communist party.
35th president of the United States.
A war from 1954-1975.
A war from 1950-1953.
An international organization that came into use at the end of WWII that would help prevent future wars.
A conflict of words and ideas between nations rather that armies.
Policy to keep the soviets from gaining control of other countries.
A competition among nations to get the most weapons.
A war in which total vicory is not the goal.
20th century forign police theory that believed if one land in a region came under the influence of communist then more would follow.
The policy to relax tensions between the communist and the free world.
A very tense confrontation between the Sviet Union and the United States over the Soviet deployment of nuclear missils in Cuba.
North Atlantic treaty organization for security in 1949.
Part of Gorabacheas moral reduction Glasnost or Opemies gave Soviet citizens freedom of speech and religion.
British statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel prize for literature in 1953 (1874-1965)
A weapon, such as an atomic bomb or hydrogen bomb, whose destructive power comes from the release of nuclear energy.
Organized early Vietnamese independence in the 1920s and 30s- Has a trail named after him?
Organization whose goal was to win Vietnam's independence from from foreign rule? Formed by Ho Chi Minh
American fear that communism would spread in a way that would start small, then continue to topple and become huge?
Former southern Vietnamese president, anti- communist.
The way Vietcong were supplied by Communist North Vietnam?
Granted President Johnson broad military powers in Vietnam? (1964).
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense in the early to mid sixties. Served under Kennedy and LBJ.
Former U.S. Secretary of State in the early to mid sixties. Served under Kennedy and LBJ.
American Commander in South Vietnam?
General Westmoreland was unimpressed with this Southern Voietnmese fighting group?
Gasoline based fire that set fire to the jungle?
Leaf Killing, toxic chemical. Later found to cause cancer.
Civil Rights Leader who said that the proportion of blacks to whites in Vietnam was unfair. Died in 1968
Selective service provides this if needed in a time of war?
War protests got out of control and turned violent at this school in 1970?
Southern Vietnamese with communist loyalties?
Ferocious battle on the part of the North Vietnamese and Vietcong in 1968. Began around Vietnamese New Year
What band wrote the Anti Vietnam War song: "Fortunate Son"
College students had this option to avoid going to war in Vietnam?
America tried to use this strategy in order to prevent the spread of Communism?
leader of the Indochinese Communist Party
an organization of Vietnamese Communists and other nationalist groups that between 1946 and 1954 fought for the Vietnamese independence from the French.
the idea that if a nation falls under communist control, nearby nations will also fall under communist control.
location of a French outpost that was overrun by the Vietminh
the South Vietnamese Communists who, with North Vietnamese support, fought against the government of South Vietnam in the Vietnam War.
a network of paths used by North Vietnam to transport supplies to the Vietcong in South Vietnam.
a resolution adopted by Congress in 1964, giving the president broad powers to wage war in Vietnam.
a 1954 peace agreement that divided Vietnam into Communist-controlled North Vietnam and non-Communist South Vietnam until unification elections could be held in 1956.
Secretary of Defense for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
Secretary of State for John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson
a gasoline-based substance used in bombs that U.S. planes dropped in Vietnam in order to burn away jungle and expose Vietcong hideouts.
a toxic leaf-killing chemical sprayed by U.S. planes in Vietnam to expose Vietcong hideouts.
a US military raid on a South Vietnamese village, intended to root out villagers with ties to the Vietcong but often resulting in the destruction of the village and the displacement of its inhabitants.
a public distrust of statements made by the government
required enrollment in the armed services.
a youth dominated political movement of the 1960s
a person who opposed the Vietnam War and believed that the United States should withdraw from it.
a person who supported U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War and believed that the United States should use increased military force to win it.
a massive surprise attack by the Vietcong on South Vietnamese towns and cities early in 1968
a strong anti-communist Vietnamese leader that was assassinated by the US
Tall, sharp grass.
Leader of the U.S. military during the war.
Leader of South Vietnam.
Leader of North Vietnam.
Name for someone who supports U.S. involvement in war.
Name for someone who opposes U.S. involvement in war.
A communist group formed by Ho Chi Minh in order to free Vietnam from the French Empire and unify Vietnam under communism.
South Vietnamese communists.
A theory that once one country falls under communism other
A village in South Vietnam that was ambushed by American forces due to the fear of communists in the South. This occured in 1968 and many unarmed civilians died.
A booby trap that was used by the North. This trap consist of a hole in the ground filled with sharp spears. Fake grass is placed above the hole making it look safe to step on, however once pressure is on the fake grass the person will fall in the hole.
A totalitarian system of government in which the government controls and owns everything.
An economic and political system in which a country's industry is controlled by private owners not the state.
One of the largest military campaigns of the war. Launched by the North. The main focus was suprise attacks against military and civilian command and control centers throughout South Vietnam.
A public distrust of statements made by the government.
A gasoline based substance used in bombs that U.S. planes dropped in Vietnam in order to burn away jungle and expose Vietcong hideouts.
A trail that was used by the North Vietnamese military to help supply Vietcong in South Vietnam. This trail went through North Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and South Vietnam.
The military of South Vietnam. It was poorly trained and armed. It was disbanded after Saigon fell. ARMYOF
The act of removing U.S. military from Vietnam and letting South Vietnam fight it's own fight.
A joint resolution of the U.S. Congress which gave U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson the power to send troops to Vietnam without a formal declaration of war by Congress.
Policy created by George Kennan
Economic plan to rebuild wartorn Europe
Military alliance between several North American and European nations
Defense treaty between the Soviet Union and its satellite nations
Theory regarding the spread of Communism
Invasion sponsored by President Kennedy to instigate an uprising in Cuba
Competition between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. over dominance of space
Conflict between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. regarding Soviet missiles in Cuba and American missiles in Turkey
South Vietnamese supporters of Northern Vietnamese communism
Communist leader in China who attempted massive cultural, industrial, and economic reforms
Brutal communist regime in Cambodia
Set of treaties regarding armament control
Policy of segregation in South Africa
Historic wall in Germany, symbolizing a division between the East and the West
Method of peacefully bypassing the blockade in Berlin to deliver supplies
Soviet response to the Marshall Plan which largely failed
Policy of stockpiling more and more weapons to prevent the enemy from attacking
Elected leader of the Soviet Union in 1955
Groups of collectivized farms in China during the economic reform period
Name of a program intended to implement massive reforms in China in a short amount of time
Practical-minded Chinese leader who sought to improve relations with the rest of the world
Form of fighting using substitutes instead of going directly to war
Archbishop from El Salvador who spoke out against poverty and injustice
Term given to an atmosphere of constant revolutionary fervor
Doctrine created to counter Soviet geopolitical growth, especially in Greece & Turkey
Place where the false attack on the USS Maddox occurred.
Process where troops are taken out of Vietnam.
Classified documents that were released in news papers.
Headquarters of the U.S department of defense.
Surprise attacks against military bases throughout South Vietnam.
People who illegally release information.
Major political scandal where 5 men broke into the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
The man who illegally stole and released classified Pentagon Papers
U.S president from 1969-1974 who introduced Vietnamization.
The war that lasted from 1954-1975.
Communist guerrilla group in South Vietnam.
Ho Chi Mihn's army.
General who commanded U.S. forces during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968.
Trail that ran from North Vietnam to South Vietnam and went through Laos and Cambodia.
Communist leader of North Vietnam.
U.S president from 1963-1969 that sent troops to Vietnam.
Nixon's Vice president, and the president at the end of the Vietnam War.
U.S secretary of defense.
U.S president from 1961-1963 and was assassinated.
U.S president from 1953-1961, opposed elections in Vietnam Effort to block Communist from taking power.