H102 Lecture 28_ The Asian Connection_ The Road to Vietnam

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12/22/11 H102 Lecture 28: The Asian Connection: The Road to Vietnam 2/5 us.histor\.wisc.edu/hist102/lectures/lecture28.html accompliVh jXVW aboXW an\Whing. How Did American Involvement in Southeast Asia Escalate? 1941 : The AllieV Vign Whe AWlanWic ChaUWeU, Zhich VWaWeV WheiU poVW-ZaU goalV. The uniWed SWaWeV UejecWV colonialiVm and VXppoUWV, aW leaVW in WheoU\, Whe poliWical Velf-deWeUminaWion of foUmeU colonieV aUoXnd Whe ZoUld. AfWeU wwII, hoZeYeU, Vome naWionV UeeVWabliVh colonial poZeU deVpiWe uniWed SWaWeV oppoViWion. 1945
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