Vietnam War topics


The following pages contain informative but concise summaries of key Vietnam War topics. All pages have been written by Alpha History authors. If you would like to suggest a topic article, please contact Alpha History.


The struggle for Vietnam
Vietnam before French colonisation
Europeans in Vietnam
Conquest and colonisation
French colonialism
Resistance to French colonialism
Japanese occupation

Colony or nation?
Ho Chi Minh
Viet Minh
The August Revolution
Cold War conflict
First Indochina War
Dien Bien Phu

Vietnam divided
Geneva Accords
South Vietnam
Ngo Dinh Diem
North Vietnam
Viet Cong
US involvement
Sino-Soviet involvement

The Vietnam War
Lyndon Johnson
Gulf of Tonkin incident
Escalation
Tet Offensive
The soldier’s lot
My Lai massacre
Vietnamisation
Anti-war movements
Australian involvement

The end and the future
Peace talks
The fall of South Vietnam
The costs of war
Post-war Vietnam
Laos
Cambodia
The Khmer Rouge


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