December 15, 2019
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Fighting begins between France and the Viet Minh.
Ho Chi Minh was recognised by Stalin and Mao as the legitimate leader of Vietnam.
Eisenhower won Us presidential elections.
Eisenhower takes office.
Korean War ends.
Dien Bien Phu fell to Viet Minh. French colonial rule ended.
Geneva Accords. Vietnam is temporarily divided along the 17th parallel.
French troops had been withdrawn from Vietnam.
Diem was picked by the US to be the head of South Vietnam.
N. Vietnam announced intentions to reunite Vietnam under Ho Chi Minh.
Viet cong formed the National Liberation Front in alliance with anti-Diem forces.
US increase aid to France in Vietnam.
US sets up SEATO
Second Taiwan crisis.
S. Vietnam refuses to hold unification elections.
John F. Kennedy wins US presidnetial elections.
John F. Kennedy assumes office.
Over 100 US soldiers had been killed in Vietnam.
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