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Even though it was a gradual process, American involvement in Vietnam took two distinct forms. It originally started out as defensive, with just money and training for the ARVN. Over the years, as more and more 'advisors' came to Vietnam, and as the Viet Cong stepped up its resistance to the American presence, US involvement changed. The American policy of trying to intimidate the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese did not work. When the Viet Cong began attacking American bases in the early 1960s, the Americans responded by upping their commitment to defeating the communist-backed forces. Apart from stopping the spread of communism, the Americans were now in the position that if they withdrew, it would be seen as a defeat. America's 'superpower' image would be shattered if they allowed themselves to be beaten by the Viet Cong. By the time Operation Rolling Thunder began, American involvement had become completely offensive - the threat of force had given way to force.

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The entry of Australia into the Vietnam conflict was the culmination of over 15 years of domestic and foreign policy for successive Australian governments.

 

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During the battle of Long Tan, 17 Australian servicemen lost their lives compared with 245 on the Viet Cong side. Australian troops had proven themselves, but it did not stop the Viet Cong continuing to grow in size and strength. Instead of being able to put down the insurrections with the troops that were already in the country, both America and Australia had to keep increasing their commitments to meet the growing threat from the Viet Cong. See image 3

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Hồ Chí Minh was appointed of North Vietnam, which would be run as a . , who was previously appointed Prime Minister of South Vietnam by , eventually assumed control of South Vietnam.

The Geneva Accords promised elections in 1956 to determine a national government for a united Vietnam.


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After the nationalist organizations proclaimed the independence of Việt Nam, Hồ proclaimed the on September 2, 1945.

As a result of peace accords worked out at the in , Vietnam was divided into and at the 17th Parallel as a temporary measure until unifying could take place in 1956.

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With respect to the question of reunification, the non-communist Vietnamese delegation objected strenuously to any division of Vietnam, but lost out when the French accepted the proposal of Viet Minh delegate ,who proposed that Vietnam eventually be united by elections under the supervision of "local commissions". The United States countered with what became known as the "American Plan," with the support of South Vietnam and the United Kingdom. It provided for unification elections under the supervision of the, but was rejected by the Soviet delegation. From his home in France, Emperor appointed as .

and South Vietnamese governments portrayed the group as a tool of .

With American support, in 1955 Diệm used a referendum to remove the former Emperor and declare himself the of the .

When the elections failed to occur, Việt Minh cadres who stayed behind in South Vietnam were activated and started to fight the government.

Geographically, Vietnam is on Australia's doorstep.

The war gradually escalated into the , more commonly known as the Vietnam War in the West and the American War in Vietnam.