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Vietnam Essay

  • Submitted by: alexandra91295
  • on October 20, 2013
  • Category: History
  • Length: 2,602 words

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Vietnam:-From beginning to End
Vietnam:-From beginning to End

During World War II, the French were defeated by the Germans in 1940. In turn this meant that the French collaborated with the Japanese forces after their invasion of French Indochina during 1940. The French continued to run affairs in the colony, but ultimate power resided in the hands of the Japanese.
The Viet Minh was founded as a league for independence from France, but also opposed Japanese occupation in 1945 for the same reason. The U.S. and Chinese Nationalist Party supported them in the fight against the Japanese. However, they did not have enough power to fight actual battles at first. Viet Minh leader Ho Chi Minh was suspected of being a communist and jailed for a year by the Chinese Nationalist Party.
Double occupation by France and Japan continued until the German forces were expelled from France and the French Indochina colonial authorities started holding secret talks with the Free French. Fearing that they could no longer trust the French authorities, the Japanese army interned them all on 9 March 1945[54] and created a puppet state instead, the Empire of Vietnam, under Bảo Đại.
On 22 August 1945, following the Japanese surrender OSS agents arrived in Hanoi on a mercy mission to liberate allied POWs and were accompanied by a French government official. The Japanese forces informally surrendered (the official surrender took place on 2 Sep 1945 in Tokyo Bay) but being the only force capable of maintaining law and order the Japanese Imperial Army remained in power while keeping French colonial troops and Sainteny detained. and on 2 September 1945 Ho Chi Minh declared the independent Democratic Republic of Vietnam.
However, the major allied victors of World War II, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union, all agreed the area belonged to the French. As the French did not have the ships, weapons, or soldiers to immediately retake Vietnam, the major powers came to an...

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