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Ch 1: Vietnamese Nationalism

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Use the video lessons in this chapter to learn about the development of nationalism and communism in Vietnam. Quizzes are available at the end of each lesson so that you can test your comprehension of the subject matter.

Vietnamese Nationalism- Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Extreme nationalism in Vietnam played a large part in the conflicts that were common after 1945. In these lessons, instructors will explain the creation of such nationalism as well as the impact that French colonialism had in Vietnam. Instructors will use engaging video lessons and quizzes will be offered throughout the chapter. The topics in this chapter include:

  • Vietnamese political and cultural history from 1900 until 1945
  • How Vietnamese nationalism and communism began
  • What kind of organization the Vietnamese revolutionary movement had and its tactics
  • The important political figures of this time

Video Objective
Indochina from 1900 to 1945: Culture, Government & Unrest Consider the history of Indochina and what the culture was like before 1945.
International Impacts on Vietnamese Nationalism Explain the appeal of Vietnamese nationalism and how French colonialism played a part in shaping a nationalistic Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh Analyze the leadership and organization of the Vietnamese revolutionaries and discover their tactics.
Ngo Dinh Diem: Rise to Power, Foreign Ties & Strategies Dissect Ngo Dinh Diem's rise to power as well as his ties to the United States.
Emperor Bao Dai: Role & Influence on Vietnam Illustrate who Bao Dai was and the role he played in Vietnam as their last emperor.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Vietnamese Nationalism
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Indochina from 1900 to 1945: Culture, Government & Unrest

1. Indochina from 1900 to 1945: Culture, Government & Unrest

The history of the Vietnam War begins with understanding the events in Indochina prior to the end of 1945. In this lesson, you will learn about Indochina's culture, foreign rule and internal opposition to foreigners prior to the American arrival in Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh's Rise to Power

2. Ho Chi Minh's Rise to Power

How did the rest of the world influence the politics of Vietnam? This lesson looks at the origins of Vietnamese nationalism in the 20th century and how world powers affected its development.

Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh

3. Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh

Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh attempted to usher in Vietnamese independence while eliminating foreign influence. Learn more about Ho, the Viet Minh and the crusade for a free Vietnam.

Primary Source: Letter from Ho Chi Minh to Robert Lansing in 1919

4. Primary Source: Letter from Ho Chi Minh to Robert Lansing in 1919

While the Vietnam War did not begin until after World War II, Vietnamese struggles for independence date far earlier. Ho Chi Minh favored independence decades before he became a political leader.

Ngo Dinh Diem: Rise to Power, Foreign Ties & Strategies

5. Ngo Dinh Diem: Rise to Power, Foreign Ties & Strategies

Ngo Dinh Diem was expected to serve as the bulwark against North Vietnamese communism during the Vietnam War. Learn about Diem, including his background, early years and rise to leadership of the Republic of Vietnam, in this lesson.

Emperor Bao Dai: Role & Influence on Vietnam

6. Emperor Bao Dai: Role & Influence on Vietnam

In this lesson, you'll consider what it meant to be emperor of Vietnam during the 1940s and 1950s. Consider the limitations of Bao Dai's role and why he lived his life primarily outside of Vietnam.

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