By Larry H. Addington
"This e-book has been lengthy wanted: a concise, entire and dispassionate survey of the Vietnam War.... better of all, the no-nonsense process solutions questions once they come up within the reader's mind." —Kliatt
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A brief, narrative background of the origins, path, and final result of America's army involvement in Vietnam by way of an skilled advisor to the reasons and behavior of struggle, Larry H. Addington. He starts with a historical past of Vietnam ahead of and after French profession, the chilly struggle origins of yank involvement, the family influence of yank rules on public aid, and the explanations for the last word failure of U.S. policy.
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By the beginning of 1947, Britain —itself in severe financial straits—could no longer support the Greek government against its internal enemies. S. government to step into the breach, President Truman took swift action. Before a special session of both houses of Congress on 12 March 1947, Truman described the gravity of the world situation and made particular reference to the situations of Greece and Turkey. The very survival of Greece as a free nation, he said, was menaced by a militant, communistled minority, which he claimed was exploiting post-war want and misery to create political chaos.
While outwardly conforming to the Comintern's dictates, privately Ho kept his faith in peasant revolution. Ho's differences with Stalin hardly mattered in the short run, for soon The Career of Ho Chi Minh to 1939 | 19 after the founding of the CPI a British crackdown on dissident organizations in Hong Kong resulted in Ho's arrest and his subsequent imprisonment for nearly two years. Either before or during his imprisonment, Ho contracted tuberculosis, but in a curious way the disease came to his aid.
American policy makers and the majority of the public believed that world communism was monolithic and Soviet-controlled and that it had become all the more dangerous in the Far East once China entered the Soviet camp. They believed that communist expansion could be prevented only by collective measures on a global scale, and that belief extended to the French struggle in Indochina. THE STRUGGLE IN INDOCHINA, THE FOUNDING OF THE STATE OF VIETNAM (SOV), AND AMERICAN RECOGNITION During 1947, the French forces drove most of the troops of the VMLA from the Red River delta into their old World War II strongholds in the mountains adjacent to China, but there the war stagnated.