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    • Essential Question: How did nationalism lead to independence in Vietnam?
      • What is nationalism?
      • a feeling of pride, loyalty, and devotion to a country
      • and discuss how colonialism might spark a rise in nationalism among people who are under colonial rule.
      • Long under colonial domination, many Southeast Asian nations achieved independence in the years immediately following WWII.
      • The transition, however, was not always a smooth one.
    • Find Vietnam on the map below. Which European country controlled it until 1954?
      • Although some Western countries decided to end their colonial presence in Southeast Asia willingly, others did not.
      • In Vietnam, a group known as Vietminh fought French troops to win independence.
      • They were led by a man named Ho Chi Minh who was communist.
        • The Vietminh received assistance from China and the Soviet Union.
        • Their major goal was independence, not expansion of communism.
        • After years of fighting, the Vietminh defeated France to gain independence.
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      • and talk about Mohandas Gandhi and Ho Chi Minh.
      • What did these two men have in common?
      • Complete the Venn diagram.
      • Compare the life, goals, and methods of Mohandas Gandhi and Ho Chi Minh.
      • Write three facts about Ho Chi Minh.
      • Write the names of two countries that supported the Vietminh in their fight for independence.
      • In one sentence, answer the essential question: How did nationalism lead to independence in Vietnam?