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18 Sep 2017
Nazi Germany invades Poland and WWII begins.
Japan takes control of Indochina during the height of Nazi occupation of Viche France.
Cold War begins, prompting an arms race with the US and USSR.
Korean War begins due to the crossing of the North Korean military of the 38th parallel.
The French-Indochina war begins after Ho Chi Minh declares Vietnamese independence.
Ho Chi Minh declares Viet Nam an independent country, thus sparking war with France.
The Geneva settlement occurred, bringing an end to the French-Indochina war.
Major battle at Dien Bien Phu, bringing defeat to the French and an end to the war.
French soldiers pull out officially from Viet Nam.
Assassination attempt against Ngo Din Diem fails, demonstrates the profound contempt held for him by his people.
The United States arrives in South Viet Nam.
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