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1. 1945-The end of World War 2
2. September 2, 1945 - Declaration of independence from France
France vs Viet Minh (1946)
3. 1946-Start of Cold War
4. 1949-Creation of State of Vietnam
Elysee Agreement
1950 Democratic Republic of Vietnam is recognised by China and USSR.
5. 1954 - Viet Minh forces attack an isolated French military outpost in the
town of Dien Bien Phu.
1956 - South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem begins campaign
against political dissidents.

6. 1957 - Beginning of Communist insurgency in the South.

1959 - Weapons and men from North Vietnam began infiltrating the South.
1960 - American aid to Diem increased.
1962 - Number of US military advisors in South Vietnam rises to 12,000.
7. 1963 - Viet Cong, the communist guerrillas operating in South Vietnam,
defeat units of the ARVN, the South Vietnamese Army.

US enters the war

8. 1964 - Gulf of Tonkin incident: the US says North Vietnamese patrol boats
fire on two US Navy destroyers. US Congress approves Gulf of Tonkin
Resolution, authorising military action in region.
1965 - 200,000 American combat troops arrive in South Vietnam.
1966 - US troop numbers in Vietnam rise to 400,000, then to 500,000 the
following year.
9. 1968 - Tet Offensive - a combined assault by Viet Cong and the North
Vietnamese army on US positions begins. More than 500 civilians die in the US
massacre at My Lai. Thousands are killed by communist forces during their
occupation of the city of Hue.
10. 1969 - Ho Chi Minh dies. President Nixon begins to reduce US ground
troops in Vietnam as domestic public opposition to the war grows
1970 - Nixon's national security advisor, Henry Kissinger, and Le Duc Tho,
for the Hanoi government, start talks in Paris..
11. 1973 - Ceasefire agreement in Paris, US troop pullout completed by
12. 1975 - North Vietnamese troops invade South Vietnam and take control of
the whole country after South Vietnamese President Duong Van Minh

13. 1976 - Socialist Republic of Vietnam proclaimed.
14. 1979 - Vietnam invades Cambodia and ousts the Khmer Rouge regime of
Pol Pot.
a. In response, Chinese troops cross Vietnam's northern
border. They are pushed back by Vietnamese forces.
b. 1986 - Nguyen Van Linh becomes party leader. He
introduces a more liberal economic policy.
c. 1989 - Vietnamese troops withdraw from Cambodia.
15. 1992 - New constitution adopted allowing certain economic freedoms. The
Communist Party remains the leading force in Vietnamese society.
16. 1995 - Vietnam and US restore full diplomatic relations. Vietnam becomes
full member of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).

Elysee agreement
Tien dien phu

Vietnam war
Tet offensive

Ceasefire agreement
1. Ho Chi Minh

2. Vo Nguyen Giap

3. Bao Dai

4. President Ngo Dinh Diem

5. President Nixon

The Vietnam flag was officially adopted on November
30, 1955.

The gold five-pointed star symbolizes the five groups of

workers in the building of socialism (intellectuals,
peasants, soldiers, workers and youths), while the red
symbolizes bloodshed, and the revolutionary struggle.

Vietnam National Symbols

Animal: Water Buffalo
Coat of Arms:
The national emblem of Vietnam was adopted on November 30, 1955,
and features a circular red background and yellow star representing the
Communist Party of Vietnam. A cog wheel makes up the border, and
crops (representing agriculture and industrial labor) make up the base.

Flower: Red Lotus

Motto: "Independence Freedom Happiness"

Patron Saint: Ho Chi Minh
Tree: Bamboo

Fun fact
1. Vietnam is the worlds largest exporter of
cashew nuts, producing 37% of the global number
2. Vietnam is the worlds second largest
coffee-producing nation after Brazil, producing 16% of the worlds total coffee (Brazils is
3. The currency of Vietnam is called the dong
4. The final Battle scene in Star Wars Episode 6 The return of Jedi between The
Empire and Ewoks have been inspired by Vietnam War

Independence day
1. September 2 BE (commemorating the Vietnam Declaration of Independence
from France on September 2, 1945)
Important Holidays
1. Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, Tet Holiday (Vietnamese New Year)
2. April 30, Liberation Day/Reunification Day (Marks the end of Vietnam war and
begin the process of unification of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in the North and
the Republic of Vietnam in the South)

Name Date Work

Guy 18 Apr 17 Research on important event

Nancy 18 Apr 17 Research on important


Nancy 19 Apr 17 Write project proposal

Nancy 24 Apr 17 Makes Action Plan

Guy 25 Apr 17 Continue researching

Nancy 25 Apr 17 Research on Vietnam general

facts (flag, symbol, etc.)

Guy 26 Apr 17 Finish the action plan and

continue researching

Nancy 26 Apr 17 Research on independence

and important Day

Guy 1 May 17 Continue on important event

Nancy 1 May 17 Research on Vietnam fun fact

Guy 3 May 17 Design timeline

Nancy 3 May 17

Guy 8 May 17 Organize information about

event into PowerPoint

Nancy 8 May 17 Find picture

Nancy 9 May 17 Organize the rest of

information into PowerPoint

Guy 11 May 17 Making Timeline

Nancy 11 May 17

Nancy 18 May 17 Decorate timeline

Guy 19 May 17 Finished timeline

Nancy 19 May 17

Guy 24 May 17 Fixed timeline (add more

Nancy 24 May 17 information)

Guy 25 May 17 Finish both timeline and

Nancy 25 May 17

Guy 26 May 17 Finish on writing the reflection

Nancy 26 May 17

Work Date

Finish Project/Topic Proposal 24 - 28 Apr 17

- Description
- Purpose
- Research questions
- Mind map #1
- Action Plan
- Submit via E-Portfolio

Finish the research 1 - 3 May 17

- 15 Important Event & 5 People

Finish the research 4 May 17

- National or Independent Day
- 2 Important Holiday
- 3 Fun Facts

Finish the research 5 May 17

- 5 Print Out Image
- Learning record form
- Mind map

Final Product 8 - 11 May 17

- Timeline

Final Product 12 May 17

- Picture

Final Product 15 - 18 May 17

- Model

Final Product 19 - 22 May 17

- Descriptions

Reflection 23 - 24 May 17
- Mind map

This Action Plan represents the approximate date to finished each work steps.