First Indochina War

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  • First Indochina War Analysis

    During the first Indochina War, major problems occurred with both the Vietminh and the French. As the Vietminh were fighting off disease and many other issues, the French were dealing with the unfriendly Vietminh. The First Indochina War was caused by the tyrannical colonial rule of the French over the Vietnamese people. The Vietnamese people resented the tyrannical rule and political and social implementations of the French. Which resulted in tensions that escalated into the first Indochina War. The major problem that the Vietminh were facing was the rampant disease. They lacked many weapons that the French carried. The French also faced many problems on its own. The French focused on the fortune withheld in Indochina. The French started to change…

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  • Dien Bien Phu: Turning Point In The First Indochina War

    The defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu was a turning point in the First Indochina War but also in the how the world viewed the newly victorious Vietminh. The French retreated to their urban strongholds of Saigon and Hanoi awaiting the result of the upcoming Geneva Conference. This set piece battle was to be the opportunity for the United States equipped and funded French Expeditionary Corps to defeat the lightly equipped and trained Vietminh force on a battlefield of their choice. The battle…

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  • Vietnam French Influence

    Despite Vietnam being considered a developing country, the CIA released an estimate that over 93% of the total population, 15 years or older, can both read and write ("Field Listing :: Literacy"). Vietnam is a country in Southeast Asia that lies on the eastern border of the Indochina. The relations between Vietnam and France began as early as the 18th century. But the French officially formed French Indochina in October 1887 which included current day Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. With the French…

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  • Dien Bien Phu Battle Analysis

    This Battle Analysis is written to illustrate the importance of logistics to complement tactical decisions with the war fighter on the battleground. The battle of Dien Bien Phu (DBP) was a decisive engagement during the Indochina War (1946-54). Less than ten percent of the total French forces in Indochina occupied the DBP valley in late 1953; Viet Minh Commander Vo Nguyen Giap amassed troops and placed heavy artillery in the caves of the mountains overlooking the valley (History, 1996). The…

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  • French Imperialism In Vietnam

    treated by imperialists, far in contrast to the communist reforms. Another instance of unfair treatment from the French was that 45 percent of land in the whole of Cochinchina, or Indochina, was owned by 3 percent of landowners, and 70 percent of landowners owned 15 percent of the land (Corfield 31). The people of Vietnam had little claim over the land they worked on, especially the lower peasant class. The peasants working the fields were not the only people being affected, urban Vietnamese…

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  • Truman's 1949 Study

    influence of communist forces, Vietnam or Indochina as it was known by then was viewed as a major security interest. Geographically if Indochina fell completely to communism it would open up a gate to surrounding Asian countries for communist influence, giving backbone to the already growing communist regime (7). In spite of President Truman’s 1949 study on Indochina which decided that “particular attention should be…

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  • Battle Of Dien Bien Vhu Analysis

    Vietnam, historically known as one of America’s most catastrophic war and bloodstained. Thousands of Americans lives were lost, however the Americans were not the only Military force to loose mass amounts of troops in this nation’s history. France acquired years of struggle and massive thrashings against the Communist country. But one Battle in particular was the battle of Dien Bien Phu. The quantities of casualties were shocking and the tactical portion was farfetched. This Battle went into…

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  • Importance Of Nationalism In Vietnam

    25th August 1945 had reinforced, strengthened and maintained Vietnamese nationalism. This is further shown through the excitement of rallying people behind the slogan “Vietnam for the Vietnamese”. This perspective from the Vietnamese emphasises the trust and agreement with Ho Chi Minh’s nationalistic viewpoint and gives prominence to Ho’s statement- “Nationhood… is greater than any weapons in the world”- which further accentuates the importance of nationalism in the battle of Vietnamese…

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  • French Colonialism In Indochine And Duras's The Lover

    For decades since the conclusion of French colonialism in Indochina, many authors, filmmakers, and artists alike have attempted to capture the perspectives and the experiences of both the French and the Vietnamese during this turbulent period of time in Vietnam’s history. Both Régis Wargnier’s Indochine and Marguerite Duras’s The Lover are two notable works that allow the audience to experience the war-torn society at the time through the intimate affairs between lovers as well as the…

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  • Summary Of The Song 'Ohio'

    A song written by the group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, titled “Ohio,” tells the story of Kent State and embodied the feeling of many of the American Youth. The song has lyrics such as, “Gotta get down to it/Soldiers are cutting us down” and “We’re finally on our own.” The war had finally seemed to reach the home front. All of these events, and others, worked together to build resistance against the Vietnam War in the public’s eye. The Soldiers and What They had to Endure: There is no single…

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