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Vietnam War background, French Colonial Rule


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1. Open question
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In a few words, why do you think France could not feel at least sympathy for Vietnam considering they themselves were just occupied by the Germans?
2. Slide
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3. Slide
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Background of the Vietnam War: French Colonial Rule
Vietnam was a French colony from 1887-1954. France sought to exploit the country's natural resources and labor. This imperial status quo was interrupted in 1940, when Japan occupied Indochina However, the colonial French authorities collaborated with the Japanese until late 1945 when the Japanese took over completely The French refused to recognize Vietnamese independence, leading to the First Indochina War (1946-1954).
4. Slide
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The French used a variety of strategies to maintain control over the country and its people, including political and military control, as well as economic exploitation. The First Indochina War occurred in French Indochina from December 19, 1946, to August 1, 1954. It was fought between the French and the Viet Minh. French had US support throughout the conflict French suffered a war ending defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954
5. Word cloud
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How did France lose to a relatively small nation like Vietnam?
6. Slide
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Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese nationalist + Communist (fun fact)"Ho Chi Minh" not his real name, but means "Bringer of light" Fought colonial wars against Japan, France, and the United States Attempted to get US aid (believed both nations had similar struggles at founding)
7. Open question
180 seconds
(Think) Work together in pairs: Why would the United States support France, when publicly the US is against European empires?
8. Word cloud
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Think back, What is the Domino Theory?
9. Slide
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Domino Theory When one nation falls to communism it will cause another nation to fall
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Geneva Conference 1954 Happened due to US refusal to provide more direct aid to France France would withdraw troops from the North "Temporarily" divided at 17th parallel (North and South) Elections would be held in 2 years
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Geneva Conference 1954 This was a disaster for the US Convinced Ho Chi Minh would easily win US supports the South (money+weapons) South Vietnam was led by Ngo Dinh Diem

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