Harry Truman is an important figure in relation to Vietnam as it was him who made the decision to oppose communism throughout the world. In relation to US support for France, the Truman administration concluded that the French were invaluable allies against Communism in both Indochina and Europe, and therefore deserving of American assistance. However, many articulate Vietnamese were unhappy with French rule, which resulted in a small Vietnamese nationalist group in espouse of Communism grown up in exile under the leadership of Ho Chi Minh. Consequently, Truman offered $10 million to support the French military effort, and established a US Military Assistance Advisory Group (MAAG) in Saigon. This assistance then increased, as by the end of the year, the US had given France $100 million, along with aircraft, patrol boats, napalm bombs and ground combat machinery.
They had different ways of going about it, and succeeded for awhile before being brought down. Both men were born in countries other than the ones they ruled. Napoleon was born in Corsica, an island that was defeated by France a year prior to his birth. Napoleon grew up hating the French and he was quite proud of his heritage. His father, Carlo, was a representative of the Corsican parliament worked to secure Napoleon a scholarship to a French academy.
Another reason feudalism lost power was the mercenaries that fought for the English king. After the first of the many treaties during the war was signed in 1360 by France, the English king did not want to release his unruly soldiers on his own land. Instead, they were loosed on France where they were free to loot and pillage as they pleased. Castles that belonged to lords took a beating as the mercenaries took them over and then sold them back to the lords for a large price. New weaponry made in the war made the king stronger against nobles.
(b) How far was President Kennedy determined to use military forces in South Vietnam in order to stop the spread of communism in Southeast Asia? There is two sides to each argument in this answer one side will show how determined Kennedy was to using military force and the other side would be to show how he tried to use other options. Firstly I am going to describe how I think that Kennedy was determined or willing to use military force. Firstly he started out by carrying on Eisenhower’s plans for guerrilla warfare by training the South Vietnamese army and giving them supplies and equipment to try and fight the war like that instead of using American troops even though he criticised Eisenhower’s soft defence against communism but still carried on with some of his plans. After the failure of that he introduced things such as the strategic hamlets (Agrovilles) which were villages that were surrounded by barbed wire and guarded by troops, to isolate National Liberation Front (NFL) guerrillas from political recruits and other responses.
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He announced his plan of “Vietnamization” which was a strategy which replaced American troops with Vietnamese troops. Vietnamization was supposed created so that the responsibility of the war would fall into the hand of South Vietnam. It allowed American troops to return home slowly. In the same year, President Nixon had planned to secretly bomb Cambodia with an effort to eliminate the Communist camps that were present over there. In 1970, troops started to invade Cambodia which infuriated people because Nixon had promised peace.
But the French were opposed by a Vietnamese army called the Viet Minh. The Viet Minh had been founded in 1941 by the communist party and was led by Hồ Chí Minh. In July 1954, France and the Viet Minh signed the Geneva Peace Accord. The Viet Minh became the gov ernment of North Vietnam while anti-communist Vietnamese, especially Catholics, "regrouped" in the South under the leadership of Bao Dai, a former emperor of Vietnam who had abdicated in 1945. What impact this period of time had on the environment: Vietnam was temporarily partitioned at the 17th parallel, and under the terms of the Geneva Accords, civilians were to be given the opportunity to move freely between the two provisional states for a 300-day period.
In 1955, Sihanouk resigned from power, and never again returned to the throne. Although he never regained full control of Cambodia, Sihanouk made some important decisions for Cambodia as chief of state. One of these important decisions was that Cambodia would not join any side in the Vietnam War. This choice did not mean that Cambodia wouldn’t be directly affected by the war. North Vietnamese soldiers intruded Cambodia and used the country as their refuge.
Truman supported the French in the battle against Ho Chi Minh and the Vietminh. Truman believed that Stalin and the USSR backed the Vietminh. Truman thought that if he backed the French this would contain communism and follow the Truman Doctrine. Eisenhower increased involvement because he believed in the Domino Theory. This meant that if one country fell to communism so would the ones around it.
Ho Chi Minh Essay In this essay I will describe how long-term and shorter term factors influenced Ho Chi Minhs life such as his beliefs, heritage, values and shared experiences. I will also explain how the actions of Ho Chi Minh expressed his identity- socially, economically and politically. Ho was born in Central Vietnam where French rule was carried out indirectly through a Vietnamese Emperor. Like other nationalists, Ho developed a dislike of those who were prepared to do the bidding of foreign rulers. Ho’s father was a nationalist who disliked French rule of Vietnam, no matter how indirect.