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Vietnam's Road to Independence

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Images from Shutterstock.com Colonization (Indochina) The french were in control of Indochina in the 1900's, but Indochina was formed in 1887 and lasted until 1954. The french were in Vietnam in 1958 and by the 1980's they had almost all of north Vietnam. Nationalists intensified in Vietnam, but failed.

The First Indochina War: Video
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/628349/Vietnam/52743/World-War-II-and-independence Vietnam's Road to Independence By: Baily Reese and Sylvia Webb All Ho wanted was independence for his country, and as war loomed with the french he cautioned them, " You can kill 10 of my men for every one I kill of yours, yet even at those odds, you will lose and I will win." He was a vietnamese communist revolutionary leader who was a prime minister and president of the democratic republic of Vietnam. He led the independence movement in 1941, and established the communist-ruled democratic republic of Vietnam in 1945. He also defeated the french union in 1954 in the battle of Dien Bien Phu. Ho Chi Minh 1930:
Ho Chi Minh
founded
the Indochinese
communist party. 1940 1950: 1960 1970 1980 1990 1975:
North Vietnamese
troops invade south
Vietnam and take control
of the whole country. 1969:
Ho Chi Minh died from
heart complications. President
Nixon reduces U.S. troops
in Vietnam. The democratic republic of
Vietnam is recognized by
China and the USSR. 1965:
The U.S. sends
troops
to Vietnam. Bibliography: http://www.photius.com/countries/cambodia/national_security/
cambodia_national_security_the_japanese_occupat~44.html Timeline: http://wp.menloschool.org/mwhbblock/?p=9 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-16568035 Japanese Occupation: The Japanese occupied Vietnam and allowed
the Vietnamese to declare independence at
the end of the war, a move the french did not like. 1941-1945 http://encyclopedia2.thefreedictionary.com/Vietnam video to follow...
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