Vietnam Declaration of Independence

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Vietnam Declaration of Independence

  1. 1. By Tim Gale
  2. 4. <ul><li>Ho Chi Minh was born in 1890 </li></ul><ul><li>Father was Nguyen Sinh Huy-teacher employed by French </li></ul><ul><li>Father enrolled children in French school to help prepare for forthcoming struggle </li></ul><ul><li>Ho became schoolteacher-then sailor-went to other countries in French Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Settled in Paris in 1917 </li></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>Read books by Karl Marx and other left-wing writers-converted to communism </li></ul><ul><li>Founding member of the French Communist Party </li></ul><ul><li>Returned to Vietnam-but had to stay in China </li></ul><ul><li>During WWII, Vietnam invaded by Japan-French surrenders and leaves Vietnamese to themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Minh saw opportunity and fought Japanese with help of Soviet Union/American supplies </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>After WWII-Japan leaves and Minh announces formation of Democratic Republic of Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>France tried to re-establish control and did not recognize DRV </li></ul><ul><li>War broke out between Vietnamese and French </li></ul><ul><li>Kept fighting until Allied Powers decided fate of Vietnam-split into North and South Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>Minh took control of North </li></ul><ul><li>Ngo Dinh Diem took control of South </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>According to Geneva Convention-Vietnam would hold vote to unite or keep country separated </li></ul><ul><li>Diem ignored this and soon fighting broke out between North and South </li></ul><ul><li>Minh and enemies of South Vietnam created the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (NLF) </li></ul><ul><li>After 3 months of being in office-Lyndon B. Johnson launched Operation Rolling Thunder to destroy the NLF </li></ul><ul><li>Ho Chi Minh died in 1969 </li></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>Document was based off of United States and French Declarations of Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Stated that Vietnam was oppressed politically and socially, more prisons were built than schools, and there was unfair treatment of Vietnamese </li></ul><ul><li>Also stated that French robbed Vietnam of its natural resources and exploited it economically </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>Talked about Japanese invasion and how France was unable to come to the aid of its colony </li></ul><ul><li>States that country is desperate for freedom and is determined to fight for freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Thought United States would aid Vietnam and recognize its independence </li></ul>

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