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    Hmong Essay

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    Southeast Asia is a home to a diverse set of cultures and ethnicities, ranging from Vietnamese to Filipinos to Cambodians. These various groups of people have their own unique histories, yet they have also encountered similar past experiences. The focus of this paper is on the homogenous impacts of French colonialism, the Cold War, and Communism between two groups of people, the Vietnamese and the Hmong people. The history of the Vietnamese is somewhat similar to the Hmong, such that there were two clashing forms of government that divided the groups of people internally and externally. Due to foreign occupation and interest, the existence of two different governments within each group of people created serious conflicts and ultimately, shaped the lives of the Vietnamese and the Hmong people. I. Impact of French Colonial Rule The most significant impact of the French colonial rule on the Vietnamese was Vietnam’s declaration of independence, which resulted in two different parties. After the…

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    Vietnam French Influence

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    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 came imposition of French ideals, implantation of a French…

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    educated politician who was also a brilliant strategist. His communist party freed the people from French imperialism and united the country. Minh took many of his political ideas from other leaders due to his extensive traveling around the world. Minh had learned of guerilla warfare from Mao Zedong, and took ideas of a communist party from Vladimir Lenin. The communist party appealed to class struggles, as it gave more focus on the oppressed working class. The communist party of Vietnam held a…

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    Not long after the proclamation of the Peoples Republic of Vietnam, the French intervened and stated the First Indochina War, which the French lost and was resolved by the 1954 Geneva convention that split the country into the communist, pro-China North and the democratic, pro-US South. This was to create a buffer-state, to prevent communism from engulfing all of Asia. This mix of conflicting ideologies fused more conflict which eventually exploded in 1964 when the North invaded the South and…

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    In the 1850’s, French imperialism had spread into a South-east Asian region known as Indochina (the modern world knows this region as Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia). Since French colonialism speculation against the French had increased in Indochina, and many natives struggled for independence. The struggle had started when the separated Vietnam into 3 separate regions, Annam, Tonkin and Cochinchina causing grief for the Vietnamese. Although, the French had provided the Vietnamese with education and…

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    After the end of World War 2, the Allies gave back South Vietnam to the French while the north was left in the hands of the non-socialist Chinese. The Nationalist Chinese treated the North Vietnamese badly and support for Ho Chi Minh developed. In October 1946, the French reported their aim of recovering the north which implied that the Viet Minh would need to battle for it. The war began in November 1946, when the French rampaged the port of Haiphong and executed 6,000 individuals. Another…

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    Indochina War

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    The first Indochina war started in late 1940s, as France wanted to re-colonize Vietnam. French was supported by the US 80 percent of the cost of the war. In 1954, the French withdrew and the war had ended but, Vietnam divided into South and North Vietnam according to the Geneva agreement. In early 1965, US, took Gulf of Tonkin incident – later it was leaked through pentagon paper that it was manipulated by US – as opportunity, and invade outright by bombing the North Vietnam and this leaded to…

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    strategic implementation of nationalism in Vietnam was heavily effectuated in order to attain independence from French colonialism and imperialism. Utilising nationalism, the encompassment of uniting the spirit and aspirations of those that are communal to the whole nation; Ho Chi Minh is the most prominent and successful figure in creating a sense of national identity for the Vietnamese. From the duration of 1945 to 1954, the landscape of Vietnam under French imperialism were detrimental to the…

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    Detention Camps In Vietnam

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    The events that occurred and the situations that the Prisoners of War were put through during the Vietnam war were tremendous. The stories that have been told from some of the soldiers significantly help us understand just what went on and why exactly they were captured in the first place. Researchers to this day are still uncovering more and more information about what happened in the detention camps and looking at how it affected the soldiers. Going from 1964 all the way to 1973, there was…

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    Edwin Starr was a well-known American singer from the 1960s. In the 1960s, there were many social issues, such as African-American civil rights movement, feminism, and the Vietnam war. Many artists stood out and spoke loudly to against unequal treatment and war, Edwin Starr was one of the great singers during that time. Before 1945, French had the highest status in Vietnam, Lao, and Cambodia; however, after 1949, with communist became more and more powerful at that time, Ho Chi Minh who led…

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