American Involvement in Vietnam War

Asian Studies / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
This paper studies the years of repression in Vietnam and the events that led to the outbreak of the Vietnam war.

This paper gives an historical overview of foreign intervention in Vietnam starting with the colonial occupation of Vietnam by the French. It details the Vietnamese revolution as a result of French rule (including the rise of Ho Chi Minh). It concentrates on the causes of the Vietnamese civil war and the later American Involvement in Vietnam.
“Vietnam, bordered by China to the north, Laos to the west and northwest, and Cambodia (now Kampuchea) to the southwest, is an S-shaped country no bigger than the state of Florida. Vietnam occupies the eastern coast of the Indochinese Peninsula. For thousands of years the people of Vietnam have lived with constant foreign intervention and colonization (by the French).”


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