The Domination of Vietnam Analytical Essay by Nicky

Looks at Vietnam's domination by other countries, specifically China and France.
# 151231 | 2,450 words | 4 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on May 30, 2012 in History (Asian) , Political Science (Non-U.S.) , Asian Studies (General)

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This paper explains that Vietnam has had a history of aggressive domination and colonialism for thousands of years, commencing with over 1000 years of Chinese control that helped build a strong foundation of rebellion and distrust of foreign domination. Next, the author describes the following French control of over 100 years that created an environment of colonial exploitation and power, which ultimately led to the failed Indo-Chinese War. The paper concludes with a discussion of the Vietnam Wartht resulted in Vietnam becoming a Communist country, which the author believes is just another form of aggression, domination and control over the people of Vietnam.

From the Paper:

"Another strong argument was the end of colonialism around the world. Britain was pulling out of India, America was giving the Philippines independence, and there was a general public view that colonialism was dead. France was the last holdout, and much of it had to do with money and funding. Vietnam was a rich source of revenue, such as rubber. Michelin, a French company, had huge holdings there, and they wanted that revenue stream to continue. At the first, the French government was probably the only strong advocate against Vietnamese independence, but that began to change.
"In Vietnam, their arguments were strong. The country had been under someone else's control for literally thousands of years, and the people were tired of being exploited and dominated. They wanted to take matters into their own hands, and control their own destinies. While some people might think the Vietnamese were not capable of governing themselves, they had managed before France came into the country, and they were determined to do it again. Around the world, most people agreed, and when they met to determine how the world would be governed after the war, they actually gave very little thought to Vietnam and Indochina, assuming that France would not take control again after the war."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hensmen, J. 1986. Vietnam 1945: The Derailed Revolution.
  • SarDesai, D.R. 2005. Vietnam Past and Present 4th edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.
  • Suter, Keith. 2005. Vietnam: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Contemporary Review, June, 351+.
  • Tucker, Spencer C. 1999. Vietnam. London: UCL Press.

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