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was, but it would not be allowed to spread” (Crash Course 3 mins.). An external conflict that influenced the beginning of the Vietnam war was when, France decided that they were going to regain the territory that was last to Japan during World War II.“France was determined to regain its colony as a way of preserving its status as a great power.” (Nash 601). Due to the events thatoccurred during World War II, there were large amounts of tension between France and Japan. The internal conflicts between southern and northern Vietnam were largely influenced bya communist leader, Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh established a nationalist political party, known as the Vietnamese Communist Party, in 1930. He was dedicated to creating an entire communist government in Vietnam as well as other territories in Indochina. “had entire confidence in Lenin.” (Minh, par. 8) Ho Chi Minh wrote a document expressing his distaste for colonialism and how he felt about French Imperialists. A declaration of Independence was written to demonstrate how Vietnamese officials felt about colonialism, they stated, “Nevertheless, for more than eighty years, the French imperialists, abusing the standard of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity, have violated our Fatherland and oppressed our fellow citizens. They have acted contrary to the ideals of humanity and justice.” (Vietnamese Declaration of Independence, 1945). The United States joined the war in an effort to have dominance over communist influence. “The United States had taken its first steps toward direct involvement in a ruinous war halfway around the world that escalated out of control.” (Nash, 602). The allies that
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