Copyright

Early American Involvement in Indochina Flashcards

Early American Involvement in Indochina Flashcards
1/24 (missed) 0 0
Create Your Account To Continue Studying

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access
Second Red Scare
Widespread and intense fear of Communism in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Got it
Domino theory
If Vietnam became communist, many surrounding Asian countries would also become communist.
Got it
European country that supported the State of Vietnam
France
Got it
Countries that supported Ho Chi Minh as the leader of Vietnam
Soviet Union and China
Got it
President Truman's pick as the leader of Vietnam
Bao Dai
Got it
Reason Truman did not support Vietnam's independence
Ho Chi Minh believed in Communism. Truman needed France to help contain Communism.
Got it
U.S. policy of containment
Preventing the spread of communism outside of the Soviet Union.
Got it
The document Ho Chi Minh used as a model for his official statement of the DRV's independence from France
U.S. Declaration of Independence
Got it
Event that led to the Viet Minh's August Revolution against French control.
The Japanese surrender in World War II.
Got it
Consequences of Vietnamese oppression between 1941 and 1945
The Viet Minh rapidly grew and became a powerful force.
Got it
International trusteeship
A group of other nations collectively supervise the development of a new government.
Got it
President F.D. Roosevelt's proposed solution to the nationalist movement in Indochina
Trusteeship
Got it
24 cards in set

Flashcard Content Overview

In this flashcard set, you'll see that the United States had a great interest in what was happening in Indochina because many felt that if Vietnam because a communist state, other countries in the region would follow suit. While the U.S. and France supported the non-communist Vietnam state, the Soviet Union and China supported Ho Chi Minh as a communist leader. Study these concepts and more as you prepare for your exam on America's early involvement in Indochina.

Front
Back
President F.D. Roosevelt's proposed solution to the nationalist movement in Indochina
Trusteeship
International trusteeship
A group of other nations collectively supervise the development of a new government.
Consequences of Vietnamese oppression between 1941 and 1945
The Viet Minh rapidly grew and became a powerful force.
Event that led to the Viet Minh's August Revolution against French control.
The Japanese surrender in World War II.
The document Ho Chi Minh used as a model for his official statement of the DRV's independence from France
U.S. Declaration of Independence
U.S. policy of containment
Preventing the spread of communism outside of the Soviet Union.
Reason Truman did not support Vietnam's independence
Ho Chi Minh believed in Communism. Truman needed France to help contain Communism.
President Truman's pick as the leader of Vietnam
Bao Dai
Countries that supported Ho Chi Minh as the leader of Vietnam
Soviet Union and China
European country that supported the State of Vietnam
France
Domino theory
If Vietnam became communist, many surrounding Asian countries would also become communist.
Second Red Scare
Widespread and intense fear of Communism in the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Source of fear of Communism in 1949
Chinese Communist Revolution
Reason the US offered support to France during the First Indochina War
To contain the spread of Communism
Nationalist
A person who fights for independence from foreign control.
Reasons why US did not support Ho Chi Minh
Although the US typically support nationalists, Ho Chi Minh's Communist background concerned US officials.
U.S. fears about Laos and Cambodia
If Vietnam becomes Communist, Laos and Cambodia may also become Communist.
Accuracy of the domino theory
The domino never happened, but historians debate the degree to which the fear was real.
President Eisenhower's perspective on the domino theory
Eisenhower feared the spread of Communism and used the domino theory to support containment.
United Action
Secretary of State John Dulles' plan for international support of France to stop the spread of Communism.
Countries that were part of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO)
United States, New Zealand, France, Great Britain, Australia, the Philippines, and Thailand
Eisenhower's underlying reason for SEATO
To provide him with leverage in dealing with Congress
Pathet Lao
The Free Laos Front communist movement
World leader that rejected to agreements of the Geneva Conference of 1962
US President Eisenhower

To unlock this flashcard set you must be a Study.com Member.
Create your account

Unlock Your Education

See for yourself why 30 million people use Study.com

Become a Study.com member and start learning now.
Become a Member

Already a member? Log In

Support