Essay Writing Topics on INDOCHINA

English_Master February 25, 2016 No Comments
INDOCHINA Indochina is made up of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It was colonized by the French in the late 1800’s and given up in 1939. Japan took over France’s loss after that. After Ja­pan’s defeat in 1945, Vietnam’s patriot and communist, Ho Chi Minh and his Viet Minh declared Vietnam independent. After that, France came to claim their loss. The US supported France fearing the “Domino Theory” would take effect after in 1949 China fell to communism. In 1950, the US sent troops to South Korea to prevent the dominos from falling. The Vi­etnamese took fort Dien Bien Phoo in May of 1954, so then the French finally pulled out. That set up 2 nations North Vietnam and South Vietnam split at the 17th parallel. Ho Chi Minh was in the North and was a Communist. Ngo Dinh Diem was in South and dis­liked communism. He argued that if there was an election to choose a leader of  unified nation, that Ho would not permit fair elections. Viet Cong Rebellion In 1956, Diem closed all elections, and appointed local officials. That gave him less of support. In addition, he didn’t win the support of the peasants that was a major mistake… in the south Vietminh members who were located...
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