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- Vietnam War : A post-colonial independence/Cold War conflict between communist North Vietnam against South Vietnam, assisted by the United States (1955-1975), to unify Vietnam; won by North Vietnam in 1975.
- dau tranh : A term of art used in Vietnamese Communist revolutionary war theory, roughly translated to "struggle", and having components of political action, guerrilla warfare, and psychological warfare.
- Vo Nguyen Giap : The most prominent general of the Viet Minh, the People's Army of Viet Nam, and eventually Defense Minister and Politburo member of North Vietnam
- Nguyen Chi Thanh : Senior General in the People's Army of Viet Nam and commander of forces in South Vietnam; believed to have planned the General Offensive-General Uprising, but died in 1967, before its possible realization in the Tet Offensive
- Truong Chinh : North Vietnamese Politburo member and political theorist, especially advocating agrarian land reform, class struggle, and the "political dau trinh" form of strategy rather than the more military form of Vo Nguyen Giap. Both were eclipsed in power by Le Duan.
- Battle of Khe Sanh : While there had been fighting at Khe Sanh as early as 1964, with U.S. forces arriving in 1966, the main Battle of Khe Sanh ran from January to April 1968, capturing attention before the start of the Tet offensive at the end of January
- Tet Offensive : A Communist offensive in the Vietnam War, possibly part of a larger strategy, in early 1968. The attackers suffered massive casualties and held no ground, but they achieved the turning of U.S. political opinion against continuing large-scale involvement in the war.