Tonkin, Gulf of
geographical name arm of South China Sea E of N Vietnam

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  • Tonkin, Gulf of — Arm of the South China Sea, between northern Vietnam and Hainan Island, China. It is 300 mi (500 km) long and 150 mi (250 km) wide. In 1964 the Vietnamese reportedly fired on U.S. ships there, leading the U.S. Congress to adopt the Gulf of Tonkin …   Universalium

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  • Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club — was a tongue in cheek nickname for the United States Seventh Fleet during the Vietnam War. [ [ Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club] ] All through the war in Vietnam, the Seventh Fleet engaged in combat… …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf of Oman — The Gulf of Oman or Sea of Oman (Arabic: خليج عُمان‎ Ḫalīdj ʾUmān; alternatively known as خليج مکران , Ḫalīdj Makrān; in Persian: دریای عمان Daryā ye Ommān, or دریای پارس Daryā ye Pārs) is a strait (and not an actual gulf) that connects the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident — Infobox Military Conflict conflict=Gulf of Tonkin Incident caption=USS Maddox fires upon three P 4 torpedo boats partof=Vietnam War date=August 2, 1964 place=Gulf of Tonkin result=Gulf of Tonkin Resolution combatant1=flag|United States combatant2 …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf of Tonkin — Chinese pic=Gulf of Tonkin location.gif s=1. 东京湾 2. 北部湾 t=1. 東京灣 2. 北部灣 p=1. Dōngjīng Wān 2. Běibù Wān j=1. dung1 ging1 waan1 2. bak1 bou6 waan1 l=1. Gulf of Tonkin 2. Gulf of the northern part qn=1. Vịnh Bắc Bộ 2. Vịnh Bắc Phần 3. Vịnh Bắc Việt… …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution — The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (officially, the Southeast Asia Resolution, Public Law 88 408) was addressed by Lyndon B. Johnson as a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress passed on August 10, 1964 in direct response to a minor naval engagement… …   Wikipedia

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution — ➡ Vietnam War * * * (Aug. 5, 1964) Resolution by the U.S. Congress authorizing Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson to use all necessary measures to repel armed attacks against U.S. forces in Vietnam. It was drafted in response to the alleged shelling of two… …   Universalium

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