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Vietnam - Vietnams struggle for independence 1945-1975 What...

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Vietnam’s struggle for independence 1945-1975 What are the origins of the Vietnam War and the goals of the Vietnamese Communists? o Historical background: colonial legacy, Vietnamese Nationalism, and the Communist Party Vietnam has a long history of being controlled by foreign powers and resistance The French colonial experience – merchants and missionaries come French merchants demand free trading rights Vietnam and Laos became de facto French colonies: French Indo- China Resistance, Accommodation, and Vietnamese Intellectuals – a sense of patriotism develops, nation pride, useable traditions, stories around which a new Vietnamese future can be developed French were somewhat successful because they brought in Vietnamese elites who helped them administer their colony Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese Communist (Workers) Party, and the Chinese model – becomes the advocate of liberation from the French and combine this goal with a vision of socialist society – rights for works,
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course HIST 128 taught by Professor Nelson during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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