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1

When did the Mai Lai Massacre take place?

16th March 1968

2

How many people were killed at Mai Lai?

500

3

When did the US public find out about Mai Lai and how did they react?

1969 - they were shocked and many turned against the war

4

How many cities were attacked during the TET offensive?

100

5

What was the name of the US bombing campaign after the TET that killed 12,000 Vietnamese?

Operation Niagara

6

How many Vietcong died during the TET offensive?

58,000

7

What was Nixon’s policy of withdrawal from Vietnam called?

Vietnamisation

8

How many soldiers left Vietnam between 1969 and 1971?

400,000

9

Which two counties did America try to invade in 1970 and 1971?

Cambodia and Laos

10

What was Operation Line backer?

Bombing campaign against North Vietnam to try and stop the North’s Invasion of the south

11

What happened at Christmas 1972?

An 11 day bombing campaign by the US, when 200,000 bombs were dropped

12

When did the American media start to report more negatively on Vietnam and what impact did this have?

1967-68 showed things like chemical weapon attacks and Mai Lai but not the bad things that the Vietcong did.

13

What were draft-dodgers and who did they tend to be?

Young men who go out of going to fight. Usually rich, white men.

14

What was the name of the group of ex-soldiers who were against Vietnam?

Vietnam Veterans Against the War

15

What happened on the 4th May 1970?

Kent State University protest - National guard were sent to stop it they fired at students when some rocks were thrown. 4 students were killed and 9 wounded

16

What did the peace agreement of January 1973 agree?

US forces to withdraw from Vietnam / Us prisoners of war to be released / north recognised the south as separate but could keep control of areas they controlled there

17

When had all US forces left Vietnam?

March 1973

18

When did fighting between North and South begin?

1974

19

What was the ‘Convoy of tears’?

South Vietnamese people fleeing the army invading from the North

20

When was the Vietnam War finally over and how do you know that?

April 1975. Saigon was taken by the North Vietnamese and all remaining US advisors left