Lead: In 1975, Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam fell to the North Vietnamese Army. It was the
culmination of two decades of failed, flawed, but good intentions.
Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.
Content: After the Geneva Conference divided Vietnam in the mid-1950s Indochina enjoyed a restless peace. The North however, would not give up. Ho Chi Minh, now the symbol of Vietnamese independence, was determined to rule a united Vietnam. His government organized the Viet Cong in the South and slowly began to put pressure on the Saigon regime.