The Vietnam War started in the s, according to most historians, March Japanese troops occupying Indochina carry out a coup . The massacre happens amid a campaign of U.S. search-and-destroy operations.
Key events in the background to the Vietnam war: - Viet Minh - a broad front of Vietnamese patriots and nationalists controlled by the.
Born ; Founded Indochina Communist Party ; President of North Vietnam BBC History: Ho Chi Minh. - Ho Chi Minh.
After Japanese troops occupy Vietnam during World War II, the U.S. military intelligence July - Following the defeat of Nazi Germany, World War II Allies.
In late , after Japan's defeat in World War II, French troops came back to occupy Vietnam. The conflict soon turned into a conventional war.
Known then as Nguyen Ai Quoc, Ho went on to Moscow in for training in In Vietnam Bao Dai abdicated his throne in the city of Hue with the.
A famine began in northern Vietnam which would result in about one million The United States Department of War authorized General.