Category Archives: Ho Chi Minh

Hồ Chí Minh Trail

“The Hồ Chí Minh trail (also known in Vietnam as the ‘Trường Sơn trail’) was a logistical system that ran from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) to the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam) through the kingdoms of Laos … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War Is Not Over

Marines marching in Danang, Vietnam, March 15, 1965 “‘The Vietnam War’ Ken Burns says in a recent interview, ‘was the most important event in American history since World War II.’ But, he explains, it’s also an event that tore the … Continue reading

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Domino theory

“The domino theory was a theory prominent from the 1950s to the 1980s, that posited that if one country in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow in a domino effect. The domino … Continue reading

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What was happening in Cambodia during the Vietnam war?

Child soldier loyal to the Cambodian government standing next to his foxhole. “Cambodia was having it’s own civil war that very closely tied with the Vietnam War. It was fought between the pro American military dictator Lon Nol and the … Continue reading

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North Vietnam Had an Antiwar Movement, Too

The North Vietnamese Communist Party leader Le Duan strengthened the “counter counterrevolutionary” campaign to quell dissent against the war. “When we think back to the signal events of the antiwar movement in 1967, we recall the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Bill Moyers Journal on LBJ’s Path to War

“The origins of the Vietnam War lie in 1945, when the British ignored Ho Chi Minh’s declaration of independence and restored French rule to the country. After a protracted conflict with Ho Chi Minh’s nationalist forces and a massive defeat … Continue reading

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End of and Empire – Walter Cronkite (1962)

“This 1962 episode of the TV show ‘The 20th Century’ presents the story of the French involvement in Indochina and the devastating collapse at Dien Bien Phu. The program starts with a short history of the region, beginning with the … Continue reading

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