USM Open Source History Text: The World at War: World History 1914-1945Main MenuIntroduction: A Mural as WindowOn Diego Rivera's Detroit IndustryThe World Around 1914, Part I: the Journey of Young GandhiThe World Around 1914, Part II: The Era of Nationalism and Imperialism (1848-1914)The First World WarThe Long Russian Revolution (1917 – 1929)The Decline of the West? Europe from 1919 – 1929A New Middle East: The Rise of the Middle East State SystemChina Between Qing Collapse and WWIILatin America Between Boom and Bust (1911-1929)Africa Under Colonial Rule: Politics and Race from 1914‐1939The United States from The First World War to the Great DepressionThe Great DepressionThree Varieties of Radicalism in the 1930s: Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and Imperial JapanThree Responses to Modernity: Ho Chi Minh, Ibn Saud, and Getulio VargasThe Second World WarSeth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c
Ho Chi Minh: Conclusion
12017-07-17T22:22:24-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929c192371plain2017-07-17T22:22:24-07:00Seth Rogoff5f001fc099cd635507b143be056702764af6929cWe will leave the story of Hi Chi Minh and Vietnam here – in 1945. War with France is on the horizon. This war between the French and the Vietnamese will eventually lead to direct U.S. involvement, reaching its final escalation in the late 1960s and early 1970s under the administrations of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, who entered the fray in order to stop a perceived “domino effect” of international communism. But Vietnam was a “domino” of a different order: it was part of the anti-colonial movement that was sweeping the Middle East, Africa and Asia, resulting in the formation of new nation-states out of old colonial territories. That these ideologies of anti-colonialism and communism overlapped has everything to do with the historical circumstances of the years between 1914 and 1945. To check the advance of anti-colonialism in the 1950s and 1960s was becoming increasingly more difficult and increasingly bloody, both of these characteristics were on full display in the Vietnam War.