Explore the unequivocally most divisive military action of the 20th Century. Vietnam was the first loss the U.S. experienced since its founding. Part I will focus on the French colonization and establishment of French Indochina, Japanese colonization of Vietnam during WW II, the rise of Ho Chi Min and the Viet Minh, Post War French Indochina, Dien Bien Phu and the Geneva Accords, Finally America's arrival in South Vietnam.