120408notes - Vietnam Sports and Politics on the Eve of World War II I Sports and Fitness Sports introduced to distract people prior to WWII

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Vietnam: Sports and Politics on the Eve of World War II I. Sports and Fitness - Sports introduced to distract people prior to WWII - Urbanization, French put emphasis on physical fitness, link between strong bodies and strong nations - Print media-advertises toys, emphasizes physical fitness - Physical Fitness - Popular Sports of the 1920’s and 1930’s -Tennis- modern sport, fashion important -Swimming- emphasis on swimwear, being modern -Cycling- becomes popular, good mode of transportation -Soccer - Boy scouts II. Post Nghe-Trinh Politics - Lessons from the Nghe-Tinh Soviets of 1930-1931 - Divisions in Vietnamese communism - Peasants were disillusioned after Soveit movement, look where it got us. - Urbanites who wanted to resist the French, saw in the Soviet movement alarming things, didn’t want an equalizing, being more wealthy, tax on factory strikes out of control alarmed them as well. - Communists put into prisons, recruited a lot of people - Communists learned that they lacked strong leadership to guide a revolution, needed to create an integrated network throughout the country, needed to gain and train more people. a.
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2009 for the course GE CLUST 25A taught by Professor Jung-kim/dutton/huters during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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120408notes - Vietnam Sports and Politics on the Eve of World War II I Sports and Fitness Sports introduced to distract people prior to WWII

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