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Unformatted text preview: Vietnam war Causalities: more than any other of Americas wars except the civil war and the two world wars Cost: more in constant $ than all major wars the US fought to that date except for WW2 Result: a loss History: 1867: French Colonize- Construct haughty, repressive imperial government- Begin exploiting countrys resources- Vietnamese battle FR from beginning 1883: Laos and Cambodia become FR protectorates 1890 Ho Chi Minh born to low level government employee 1918 Ho pleads for independence at ww1 Versailles peace conference citing Wilsons self-determination- Pleas do unnoticed and unrecognized Ho return, joins Communist party CP seems to be only political force vigorously denouncing colonialism 1930-31 FR brutally suppress peasant rebellion; 10K killed, 50K deported 1940-41 Japan occupies VN- Leave collaborating FR in charge- Nationalists go underground- Ho organizes Vietminh- OSS works with Ho/Vietminh and noted o Ho spoke of American ideals o Ho sure US would support him after war- Ho sends message to DC depicting himself as Vietnams George Washington, mentioned Atlantic Charter, US Declaration of Independence 1945 Ho organizes DRV, proclaims independent Vietnam During WW2, Roosevelt - Eager to break up FR empire- Spoke vaguely about placing Indochina under International trusteeship...
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2012 for the course INTA 3110 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.
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