27. Vietnam

27. Vietnam - Vietnam: Independence and Communist...

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Unformatted text preview: Vietnam: Independence and Communist Revolution 5/7/09 The Vietnamese Declaration of Independence Indochina conquered by the French between 1860 and 1890 (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) Independence movements by early 20th century (both liberal and socialist wings) Vietnamese Roman Catholics Vietnamese/French relations during the war Japanese conquest in WW2 5/7/09 Declaration of Independence in 1945 From Dien Bien Phu to the Vietnam War Ho Chi Minh & Vo Nguyen Giap and the relationship between nationalism and communism in Vietnam Debates in the US (the "domino" logic of "containment") Dien Bien Phu (1954) Geneva Conference (1954) North Vietnam & South Vietnam (17th parallel) 5/7/09 National Liberation Front (Viet Cong) 5/7/09 Questions Is it a surprise that independence movements in Asia & Africa turned to the USSR and China? Was the Vietnam War about communism or independence? Did the US make a mistake going into Vietnam? Robert McNamara What might have happened if the US 5/7/09 Conclusions Can you win a war militarily if you can't win it politically? Neither the government of South Vietnam nor the US was able to foster a sense of legitimacy the government of North Vietnam was not wholly successful either, but more so KEY: American forces could win battles, but did not succeed 5/7/09 ...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course HIST 152 taught by Professor Vanaragon during the Spring '05 term at Calvin.

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