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  Vietnam War -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Vietnam War was a (The waging of armed conflict against an enemy) war fought roughly from 1957 to 1975 after the North Vietnamese government secretly agreed to begin involvement in South (A communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945) Vietnam.
The unstated goal of Vietnamization was that the primary burden of combat would be returned to ARVN troops and thereby lessen domestic opposition to the war in the U.S. During this period, the United States conducted a gradual troop withdrawal from Vietnam.
With half of South Vietnam under their control, NVA prepared for its final phase in its offensive, the Ho Chi Minh campaign, the plan: By May 1, capture (A city in South Vietnam; formerly (as Saigon) it was the capital of French Indochina) Saigon before South Vietnamese forces could regroup to defend it.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/v/vi/vietnam_war.htm   (9902 words)

 Encyclopedia: Bao Dai, Emperor of Vietnam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Bảo Đại (保大;) (October 22, 1913–July 30, 1997) was the last Emperor of Vietnam, the 13th and last Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty.
After being educated in France, he became Emperor in 1925, following his father's death, but was subject to French control of his government—Vietnam was part of French Indochina.
The United States, nervous about Ho Chí Minh's communism, became strongly opposed to the idea of a Vietnam run by Ho after his government of the north, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, in 1950 gained recognition from the Soviet Union and China.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bao-Dai,-Emperor-of-Vietnam   (843 words)

 MSN Encarta - Vietnam War
Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975, involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) in conflict with United States forces and the South Vietnamese army.
Vietnam was under the nominal control of an emperor, Bao Dai.
When Vietnam was divided in 1954, many Viet Minh who had been born in the southern part of the country returned to their native villages to await the 1956 elections and the reunification of their nation.
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 Bao Dai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bảo Đại (保大) (October 22, 1913 – July 30, 1997) was the last Emperor of Vietnam, the 13th and last Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty.
The United States, nervous about Hồ Chí Minh's communism, became strongly opposed to the idea of a Vietnam run by Hồ after his government of the north, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, in 1950 gained recognition from the Soviet Union and China.
The Communist government of North Vietnam sent representatives to France hoping that Bảo Đại would become a member of a coalition government to re-unite Vietnam, which would also attract his supporters in the regions where he has influence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bao_Dai,_Emperor_of_Vietnam   (1041 words)

The last reigning Emperor of Vietnam was Prince Nguyen Vinh Thuy, born on October 22, 1913 in the Imperial capitol of Hue to HIM Emperor Khai Dinh and Hoang Thi Cuc.
In 1925 Emperor Khai Dinh passed away and the 12-year-old Crown Prince returned to Vietnam to be crowned "The Son of Heaven" inside the Hall of Supreme Harmony at the Thai Hoa Dien Palace.
Emperor Bao Dai declared that the treaty with France of 1884 was repealed and Vietnam was now free.
www.geocities.com /josephiicrisp/baodai1.html   (1055 words)

 Reader's Companion to American History - -VIETNAM WAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The American conception of Vietnam as a cold war battleground largely ignored the struggle for social justice and national sovereignty occurring within the country.
Diem's death left a leadership vacuum in South Vietnam, and the survival of the Saigon regime was in jeopardy.
The Vietnam War brought an end to the domestic consensus that had sustained U.S. cold war policies since World War II and that had formed the basis for the federal government's authority since the sweeping expansion of that authority under Franklin D. Roosevelt.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/rcah/html/ah_089400_vietnamwar.htm   (2069 words)

 Khai Dinh --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Khai Dinh was the eldest son of the emperor Dong Khanh and was immediately preceded as emperor by Thanh-thai (1889–1907) and Duy Tan (1907–16).
The son of Emperor Khai Dinh, Thuy was raised and educated in France.
Born in Hue, Vietnam, Ngo Dinh Diem was a strong nationalist and anti-Communist.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9045241?tocId=9045241   (551 words)

 Vietnam Yesterday & Today: Chronology of U.S. Vietnam Relations, Timeline
The armies of the U.S. and South Vietnam invade Cambodia to roust North Vietnamese troops.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, "The Wall," is dedicated in Washington, D.C. Vietnam begins cooperation with United States to resolve fate of American servicemen missing in action (MIA).
Vietnam's Le Van Bang is confirmed as Vietnam's ambassador to the United States.
servercc.oakton.edu /~wittman/chronol.htm   (2725 words)

From the 2nd century BC until the 10th century AD, Vietnam was a province of the Chinese Empire.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Vietnam was involved in a dynastic war.
Nguyen Anh triumphed and was proclaimed Emperor of Vietnam.
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 Annam. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The ruling dynasties of Hue and Tonkin were overthrown in 1778 and 1786 respectively, and the two domains were reunited (1802) as the empire of Vietnam by Nguyen-Anh, a Hue general, who had procured French military aid by ceding (1787) to the French the port of Da Nang and the Con Son islands.
Nguyen-Anh established himself as emperor; his authority was formally recognized by the Chinese in 1803.
After the war Annamese and Tonkinese nationalists demanded independence for the new state of Vietnam, and the region was plunged into a long and bloody conflict (see Vietnam).
www.bartleby.com /65/an/Annam.html   (565 words)

The paternal grandmother of the Emperor: Thai-thuong Hoang-Hau, i.e.
The daughters of the Emperor: Princess (Cong Chua) together with the style of Her Imperial Highness.
The grand daughters of an Emperor or King, in the male line: Princess (Cong Nu) together with the style of Her Highness.
4dw.net /royalark/Vietnam/titles.htm   (512 words)

 Vietnam War History
Widely recognized as a major contribution to the study of American involvement in Vietnam, this comprehensive and balanced account analyzes the ultimate failure of the war, and the impact of the war on US foreign policy.
The Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) was a military component of the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).
This is the true story of a young American reporter who went to Vietnam with an open mind and an innocent heart and was plunged into a world of cruel beauty and savage violence.
www.vietnamwar.net /history/history.htm   (1231 words)

 Vietnam War Overview
Vietnam is a small country to the south of China ('Vietnamese' means "non-Chinese people of the south").
Vietnam was not only being destroyed in order to "save it" but it was becoming clear that those responsible for defeating communism were being severely damaged by their experiences.
The rise of the refugee population in South Vietnam was partly due also to the past American policy of removing from countless villages, for strategic reasons, the entire population, and of putting these unfortunate people in what were called refugee camps or relocation centres.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /VietnamWar.htm   (14782 words)

Statuary of mandarins outside the tomb of Khai Dinh, emperor of Vietnam (19...
The last of his line, Bao Dai, officially emperor of Vietnam from 1926 to 1945, functioned as a figurehead under the French protectorate, which had existed from 1883.
During the 1968 Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War, many of the former royal buildings, museums, libraries, and Buddhist shrines, including the Temple of Heaven, were damaged.
www.tuvy.com /Countries/vietnamese/city/hue.htm   (480 words)

Vietnam occupies the eastern and southern part of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia, with the South China Sea along its entire coast.
In 1977, border clashes between Vietnam and Cambodia intensified, as well as accusations by its former ally Beijing that Chinese residents of Vietnam were being subjected to persecution.
In early 1979, Vietnam was conducting a two-front war: defending its northern border against a Chinese invasion and supporting its army in Cambodia, which was still fighting Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge guerrillas.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108144.html   (1428 words)

 Emperor Tu Duc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Tu Duc served as the fourth of the thirteen Nguyen Dynasty emperors and is certainly one of the most interesting.
It was Emperor Tu Duc who faced those challenges, and he and his political aides signed several treaties with the French.
Were this loss of sovereignty under French colonialism the entire record of Emperor Tu Duc, he would not be remembered by Vietnamese today as kindly as he is.
www.richmond.edu /~ebolt/history398/EmperorTuDuc.html   (375 words)

 Hue Tours & Travel Information ( Dragon Travel Vietnam )
Hué in central Vietnam was the capital of the Nguyen Dynasty that ruled Vietnam from 1802 to 1945.
The Vietnamese emperor was allowed to stay in office and the imperial court still took care of those government matters, which were of no interest to the French colonial masters.
Tu Duc was the Emperor of Vietnam from 1848 to 1883.
www.optiontours.com /v_facts5.html   (1797 words)

 Topic: Events Prior to the Vietnam War
The unrest in Vietnam goes as far back as 1885, when Ham Nghi, the 13-year-old emperor of Vietnam fled Hue for the mountains in Central Vietnam in the first act of resistance against French Colonial rule.
South Vietnam remains under the government of Bao Dai, the former Vietnamese emperor who was named as head of state by the French.
Delegates should be aware of the importance of Vietnam vis-à-vis, its sensitive geographical location, its natural resources (for example, tungsten being vital to the war efforts) and the so-called U.S. domino theory concerning the implied spread of communism throughout Southeast Asia.
www.cowac.org /2001studyguide3.htm   (1651 words)

The new leader of South Vietnam, General Khanh, was doubtful that his own army was strong enough to prevent a communist victory.
The plan was to destroy the North Vietnam economy and to force her to stop helping the guerrilla fighters in the south.
General Westmoreland, the person in charge of the military advisers in Vietnam, argued that his 23,000 men were unable to defend adequately the US air bases and claimed that without more soldiers, the NLF would take over control of South Vietnam.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWvietnam.htm   (7016 words)

 Vietnam Architecture: Imperial City, Hue
The Emperor wished to recreate, in abbreviated form, a replica of the Forbidden City in Beijing.
The Emperor decided to locate his own palace within the walls of the citadel along the east side nearest the river.
By the time the last Emperor of Vietnam stepped down in the mid 20th century, the Purple Forbidden City had acquired many dozens of pavilions and hundreds of rooms.
www.orientalarchitecture.com /hue/IMPERIALCITY.htm   (437 words)

 Emperor Gia Long   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
This was before he became the first Nguyen emperor of Vietnam and the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).
The original treaty-based relationship of 1787 between Vietnam and France promised missionary and commercial rights to France and military aid to Nguyen Anh.
Thus, he as emperor represented a unification of Vietnam not known for centuries.
www.richmond.edu /~ebolt/history398/EmperorGiaLong.html   (286 words)

 Vietnam's New Hot Spots
A truly delightful city hidden away in the central highlands at an elevation of 1,475 metres, Dalat affords cool mountain air and spectacular views of wooded mountains, beautiful lakes and waterfalls.
Dalat boasts the first golf course in Vietnam, commissioned by Emperor Bao Dai in the 1920s, which has been redesigned into a scenic 18-hole course.
The Dalat Palace Golf Club is a renovation of a course built for the last Emperor of Vietnam, Bao Dai.
www.vdctravel.com /hotspots.html   (559 words)

 Anoasis resort, Vung tau resort, Vietnam
An Oasis of charm and tradition of the genuine Vietnam.
Set on 16 hectares overlooking the sea and mountains, this former residence of the last Emperor of Vietnam, perched high on the hillside, has been developed on 13 hectares of tropical trees and unspoiled vegetation and with a unique panorama on the mountains and the ocean.
For more than just hotel rooms, the resort is together with its long private beach and its impressive swimming pool, an unrivalled tropical resort and a wonderful escape from the stresses of everyday living.
www.vietnamstay.com /hotel/anoasis   (527 words)

 VIETNAM-USA - 30th ANNIVERSARY - Vietnam war
In 1845, the first US warship visited Vietnam, the USS Constitution, under Captain John Percival, anchored at Danang.
The USS Constitution, after reprovisioning, engaged in a show of force in an attempt to intimidate the Emperor of Vietnam.
This website marks the 30th Anniversary of the End of the War in Vietnam and the 10th Anniversary of the Normalization of the USA-Vietnam Relations.
www.vietnam-usa.org /indexgbfix.html   (794 words)

 Bao Dai --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - The online encyclopedia you can trust!
The son of Emperor Khai Dinh, a vassal of the French colonial regime, and a concubine of peasant ancestry, Nguyen Vinh Thuy was educated in France and spent little of his youth in his homeland.
Bao Dai agreed to return to Vietnam in these circumstances in May 1949, and in July he became temporary premier of a tenuously unified and nominally independent Vietnam.
Reinstalled as sovereign, Bao Dai continued his pleasure-seeking ways and became generally known as the “Playboy Emperor.” He left the affairs of state to his various pro-French Vietnamese appointees, until October 1955 when a national referendum called for the country to become a republic.
www.britannica.com /ebc/article-9013227?tocId=9013227   (894 words)

 USATODAY.com - Rolex watch sells for record $235,000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
GENEVA (AP) — A Rolex wristwatch that belonged to the former emperor of Vietnam sold for a record $235,000, the auctioneers said Tuesday.
The previous record for a Rolex was $197,000, paid in April for a 1952 stainless steel "Oyster Chronograph," known by collectors as the "Killy Watch" after French skiing legend Jean-Claude Killy.
Phillips said Emperor Bao Dai bought the Oyster Perpetual watch at a Rolex boutique in Geneva in 1954, during peace talks to end France's colonial war in Vietnam.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002-11-19-rolex-auction_x.htm   (232 words)

 Bao Dai
Bao Dai, the Khai-Dinh, the Emperor of Vietnam, was born in Hue on October 22, 1913.
When the Japanese surrendered to the Allies after the dropping of atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, the Vietminh was in a good position to take over the control of the country.
People in Vietnam were unhappy with Ngo Dinh Diem.
www.vietnamwar.net /BaoDai.htm   (483 words)

Head of the Cabinet to Emperor Bao Dai 1948-1949, Special Rep. to UN General Assembly 1949, Di r.
Barnard Univ. (BA 1941), and Columbia Univ., New York (LLD), author of "The Struggle for Vietnam" (1954), "Vietnam, Yesterday and Today" (1966) and "A Death in November" (1987).
Sec-Gen. of the Imperial Cabinet of Emperor Hiep-Hoa 1883.
4dw.net /royalark/Vietnam/annam5.htm   (1012 words)

 Vietnam War policies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Ike supported Diem's opposition to elections, reunification, infiltration of communists from North Vietnam to assist southern National Liberation Front (NLF f.
Johnson in 1964 began an escalation of direct US involvement in the war, introducing Plan 34A covert operations near North Vietnam's coast, air strikes by US fighter planes and bombers, increasing US ground forces to 500,000
Nixon in 1969 began to withdraw US ground forces and followed the new policies of detente and Vietnamization
history.acusd.edu /gen/20th/vietnam-policies.html   (355 words)

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