History And Language Of The Vietnam War Essay example

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The country of Vietnam has always been in some type of conflict. Before the Vietnam war, Vietnam was constantly on the brink of losing their country to the French. From 1874 to 1954 the French colonization of Vietnam was going on. After the French invaded Vietnam, they had goals of profiting economically, teaching and spreading, the history and language of French culture, and having control over Vietnam. If an individual was Vietnamese at this time they could either follow what the French were doing or be poorly paid laborers of the French people. As a few years pass, a man by the name of Ho Chi Minh came to Vietnam. He led a communist group who wanted to drive the french out. This group went by the name of the Viet Cong. In doing so, they succeeded and Vietnam was in the hands of the Vietnamese people. Within that same year the French returned. The French wanted to regain their power over Vietnam and reclaim the territory in which was taken from them by Ho Chi Minh and his revolution. This would lead to cause the French-Indochina War. As fighting began in 1946, Ho Chi Minh was unable to hold power and decided to give everything back to the French. This would mean Ho Chi Minh had to sign the control of Cochin China back to the French. The Chinese decided after this that they wanted to get involved to drive the French out of Vietnam. Together, the Viet Cong and Vo Nguyen Giap went on to bring the French troops right were the wanted them to be. A position in which the two…

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