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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
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the History 308: Causes and Effects of the Vietnam War course
- Understanding History & Primary Sources
- The First Indochina War
- Early American Involvement in Indochina
- The Geneva Conference & the Vietnam War
- U.S. Involvement in Vietnam
- Opposition to the Vietnam War
- Battles & Operations of the Vietnam War
- Participants & Strategies in the Vietnam War
- Cambodia & Laos in the Vietnam War
- Effects of the Vietnam War
- Required Assignments for History 308
- Studying for History 308: Causes & Effects of the Vietnam War