VIETNAM TRAVEL

 

History

The early days - 1000 years of chinese domination- Liberation from china - China bites back - Le lo enters the scene - The coming of the europeans - Lording it over the people - Tay son rebrllion - The last of the nguyens - The french takeover - Independence aspiration - WWII breaks out - A false dawn - War with the french - A separate south vietnam - A new north vietnam - The north south war - Enter the cavalry - The turing point - Nixon his doctrine- Other foreign involvement - The fall of the south - Reunification of vietnam - Opening the door - Vietnam today

WWll BREAKS OUT

When France fell to Nazi Germany in 1940, the Indochinese was spared the ravages of Japanese occupation and things continued much as normal. However, as WWII drew to a close, Japanese rice requisitions, in combination with floods and breaches in the dikes, caused a horrific famine in which two million of North Vietnam's 10 million people starved to death. The only forces opposed to both the French and Japanese presence in Viet­nam were the Viet Minh and Ho Chi Minh received assistance from the US government during this p eriod. As events unfolded in Europe, the Fr ench and Japanese fell out and the Viet Minh saw its opportunity to strike.