His 2 - NonCommunistMovements

His 2 - NonCommunistMovements - Non-Communist Movements...

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Non-Communist Movements 09/01/2008 11:09:00 The American created Saigon regime of the 1960 showed continuity with anti- communist movements that were largely ineffective. 3 Non-communist movements: Frank (French)-Lovers o Before WWII, some Vietnamese considered French colonialism as a  blessing.  Anti-French wanted immediate independence, supporters of  colonialism thought Vietnam needed French help to strengthen the  nation.  Based upon landlords in the country side who benefited from  French colonialism.  Represented mandarinism.  Represented urban  elites.  Represented Vietnamese Catholics.   Constitutionalists: Many sought French citizenship.  Wanted  more Vietnamese to hold official positions in Cochin-china.  Wanted to expand secondary schools.  Wanted to curb  competition with Chinese businessmen.  Wanted independence,  but with permanent French presence. Weaknesses:  French wouldn’t make any considerable  concessions to them, weakening their credibility in  the eyes of other Vietnamese. Acted like Frenchmen, patriotic Vietnamese  couldn’t identify So elitist, no relevance for rest of population.  Example – preached secondary education, but  nothing of primary education.  Preached helping  businessmen, never peasants.  Wanted more 
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST 218 taught by Professor Lieberman during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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