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1. Which president replaced LBJ in January, 1969?

Richard Nixon

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2. What was his policy of removing US troops and replacing them with South Vietnamese troops called?

Vietnamisation

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3. The South Vietnamese army had 82,000 soldiers in 1968. How big was it by 1970?

1 million

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4. What was the 1972 Viet Cong attack on the South called?

The Spring Offensive

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5. During Operation Linebacker 1 between May and October 1972, how many tonnes of bombs were dropped on North Vietnam?

150,000 tons

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6. In 1970 Nixon started SALT talks with the USSR to limit nuclear weapons. What does SALT stand for?

Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

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7. Which two countries did Nixon visit in 1972 in a bid to put pressure of North Vietnam to end the war?

USSR and China

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8. Which country did the USA invade in March 1969, in Operation Menu, in an attempt to destroy Communist help for the VC?

Cambodia

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9. What was the name of the Communist group in this country under the leadership of Pol Pot?

Khmer Rouge

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10. What was the name given to the operation to invade Laos in February 1971 which ended in disaster and defeat for the South Vietnamese army?

Operation Lam Son 719

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11. What John Lennon song was adopted by the peace movement in 1969?

Give peace a chance

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12. What percentage of TV reports showed dead or wounded people?

25 percent

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13. How many people watched the shocking images of the execution of a VC soldier live on US TV?

20 million

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14. What was Ronald Haeberle famous for?

Photographing the dead at My Lai

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15. Which famous boxer burnt his draft card?

Muhammad Ali

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16. How many students at Berkeley, Yale and Stanford Universities protested against the Vietnam war in 1968?

40,000

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17. After 4 student were killed at Kent State University, how many students went on strike?

4 million

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18. Finish this chant.. Hey, Hey LBJ??.

How many kids did you kill today?

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19. What was the name of shops opened for anti-war, ex-servicemen to get coffee and doughnuts?

GI coffeehouses

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20. In 1970 there were 209 fraggings? What is fragging?

Killing your own officer

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21. Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Fred Gardner were famous actors. What did they set up to protest against the war?

The FTA tour (Free the Army roadshow)

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22. What did the VVAW stand for?

Vietnam Veterans Against the War

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23. What was the name given to the investigations held in Detroit in December 1970 about US atrocities in Vietnam?

Winter Soldier Investigations

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24. What was the name of the hearings set up in 1971 to try and find a way out of Vietnam?

Fulbright Hearings

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25. What was the name of the VVAW ex-soldier who gave the most famous evidence at these hearings?

John Kerry

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26. What was the name of the disabled ex-soldier who became a campaigner against war?

Ron Kovic

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27. What was the name of the scandal which ended in Nixon's resignation?

Watergate

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28.Where did peace talks start in May 1968 and lasted until January 1973?

Paris

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29. Which two men had secret meetings for three years between 1969 and 1972?

Kissinger and Tho

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30. Who was leader of South Vietnam, who was appalled by the Paris Peace Accords in 1973?

Thieu