Discussion: Vietnam and Decolonization
The period of Decolonization after World War II marked the beginning of the end of Western imperialism and the start of numerous nationalist independence movements in the previously colonized areas. For this week’s discussion please read in detail the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence. Then skim over the American version.
How do they compare?
Do you feel that the fear of the spread of Communism was enough to justify French control of Vietnam?
Why or why not?
For an “A” (9-10 pts. weekly): a discussion grade of “A” will require you to have all your postings completed before the deadlines (which are noted on the Calendar), demonstrate excellent knowledge and understanding of the readings, responses (be tactful and nice) and questions for your classmates, and at least two quality postings per week spread out over the entire discussion period. At least one posting each week should be in response to your classmates’ postings. Your views, opinions, thoughts, must be thoughtful and supported with appropriate information from the readings or videos. If you express an opinion try to support it with material from our readings and videos and indicate the page number, if appropriate, where you found the support.
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