Vietnam War

Claudia Inguanzo

Where it happened...

South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

Why it happened?

Struggle between nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government.


it grew more powerful each day because many opposed Diem's government and in part because of the Vietcong's use of terror.


Communist Victory

Withdrawal of American-led anti communist forces


Vietnam War locations and the surroundings

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

authorizing the president to "take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the U.S. and to prevent further aggression."

Communist governments take power in South Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos

South Vietnam is annexed by North Vietnam