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Vietnam War & Geneva Conference Flashcards

Vietnam War & Geneva Conference Flashcards
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US believed he would have won the election in 1956
Ho Chi Minh
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Result of Diem's assassination
America no longer had to deal with conflict and disagreement with Diem.
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Reason for the Buddhist protests
When Buddhists set themselves ablaze it showed the hatred that the religious majority in South Vietnam felt for Diem.
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Ngo Dinh Diem
Proposed leader supported by the United States
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Vietnam's resistance to a 1956 election
The Vietnamese people did not want to hold a national election in 1956 because they did not have much to gain from it. They believed the resulting social strife could damage society even more.
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The different reactions of France and America to the Geneva Accords meeting
The Geneva Accords established that the French wanted to get less involved in Vietnam, while America wanted to be more involved.
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Immediate benefit of Geneva Accords to common people
As a result of the Geneva Accords, common people were allowed migrate to the half of Vietnam in which they wished to live.
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Position of French forces after the Geneva Accords
The French forces stayed in Southeast Asia after the Geneva Accords on the request of Laos and Cambodia.
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Southeast Asian countries that attended the Geneva Accords
Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
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Significance of the Geneva Accords
Ended the First Indochina War
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Do you know why French forces were allowed to stay in Southeast Asia following the Vietnam War? Or the reason why Vietnam wanted to hold national elections? The Geneva Conference had huge and widespread affects on many nations as well as individuals. Learn about what the conference changed and why it was important by flipping through these flashcards.

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Significance of the Geneva Accords
Ended the First Indochina War
Southeast Asian countries that attended the Geneva Accords
Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
Position of French forces after the Geneva Accords
The French forces stayed in Southeast Asia after the Geneva Accords on the request of Laos and Cambodia.
Immediate benefit of Geneva Accords to common people
As a result of the Geneva Accords, common people were allowed migrate to the half of Vietnam in which they wished to live.
The different reactions of France and America to the Geneva Accords meeting
The Geneva Accords established that the French wanted to get less involved in Vietnam, while America wanted to be more involved.
Vietnam's resistance to a 1956 election
The Vietnamese people did not want to hold a national election in 1956 because they did not have much to gain from it. They believed the resulting social strife could damage society even more.
Ngo Dinh Diem
Proposed leader supported by the United States
Reason for the Buddhist protests
When Buddhists set themselves ablaze it showed the hatred that the religious majority in South Vietnam felt for Diem.
Result of Diem's assassination
America no longer had to deal with conflict and disagreement with Diem.
US believed he would have won the election in 1956
Ho Chi Minh
Why the Viet Minh compromised at the Geneva Accords
Because the Viet Minh were not powerful, they compromised their wishes at the Geneva Accords because they did not have Soviet and Chinese backing.
Impact of the Geneva Accords on the rate of land reforms in Vietnam
The Geneva Accords helped catalyze reforms in Vietnam.
Results of Ho Chi Minh's land reforms
The land reforms caused repression in Vietnam, but Ho Chi Minh stayed popular.
The name for the Communist guerrillas in South Vietnam
Viet Cong
The importance for the Rectification of Errors campaign
The Rectification of Errors Campaign addressed the cruelty in redistributing assets in Vietnam.
PAVN
Acronym used for the North Vietnamese Army
The Ho Chi Minh Trail
A route maintained by the 559th Transport Group
ARVN
Acronym for the Army of the Republic of Vietnam
What 'Viet Cong' stood for
'Vietnamese Communist'
PAVN's military action in the 1950's
PAVN stayed quiet in the physical action, but helped plan attacks and defenses against America.

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