When Japan lost World War 2, France tried to return to power in Indochina again (French Indochina consists of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos). Vietnam has been opposed by Vietnam in the north, led by Ho Chi Minh.
Ho Chi Minh city was established the Viet Minh movement against France Until the victory at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, the super powers meeting in Geneva Switzerland, France, granted independence to Vietnam and divided Vietnam into two parts along the parallel line at 18 degrees north and held a general election in 1956, with North Vietnam having Ho Chi Minh as the leader and South Vietnam having an emperor. [Bao Dai] is the leader.
Later in South Vietnam, Field Marshal Ngo Dinh Diem became leader of the country by With support from the United States of America As well as suppressing the Viet Kong Movement (the national liberation movement with the aim of fighting for national unification In South Vietnam) causing the Vietnam War to occur in 1955.
During the years 1965-1967 the United States sent troops. With a large amount of military equipment entering the war in Vietnam And ready to start a war with North Vietnam.
In 1967, the American people became dissatisfied with sending soldiers to go to war in Vietnam. Causing resistance to the Vietnam War in the United States.
Causing President Lyndon B. Johnson [Lyndon B. Johnson] announcing the cancellation of bombings in North Vietnam And began to withdraw troops from Vietnam
In the 1970s, the Vietnam War expanded into Cambodia. Laos, problems from strategic routes O Chi Minh Trail
In 1973, the United States withdrew troops from Vietnam in accordance with the agreement in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1976.