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Who was Ho Chi Minn?

a Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam

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What did the Domino Theory state?

if one state in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect

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What was the purpose of the Geneva Accord?

to attempt to find a way to settle outstanding issues on the Korean peninsula and to unify Vietnam and discuss the possibility of restoring peace in Indochina

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What was the SEATO?

South East Asia Treaty Organization that was an international organization for collective defense in Southeast Asia

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What did the Peace Corps do?

provided technical assistance, helping people outside the United States to understand American culture, and helping Americans to understand the cultures of other countries

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Who were the Green Berets?

a special operations force tasked with five primary missions: unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, direct action, and counter-terrorism

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What was the purpose of Alliance for Progress?

to establish economic cooperation between the U.S. and Latin America

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What was the Bay of Pigs?

a failed military invasion of Cuba undertaken by the CIA-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506

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What was the purpose of the Warren Commission?

to investigate the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy

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What was the "Great Society"?

set of domestic programs in the United States first announced by President Lyndon B. Johnson