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The domino theory was a theory prominent from the 1950s to the 1980s, that speculated that if one country in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect.
Ho Chi Minh
Ngo Dinh Diem
National Liberation Front (December 20, 1960)- designed to replicate the success of the Viet Minh, the umbrella nationalist organization that successfully liberated Vietnam from French colonial rule
Viet Cong (December 29, 1960)- the name given by Western sources to the National Liberation Front, a political organization with its own army in South Vietnam and Cambodia
Pentagon Papers (1967)- the name given to a secret Department of Defense study of U.S. political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967, prepared at the request of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1967
Mylai Massacre (1968)- the Vietnam War mass killing of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam