The Vietnam war was one of the many undeclared wars that America has fought
throughout the years. America joined the Vietnam war in 1965 roughly ten years after
the war actually started. The Vietnam war wasn’t that popular of an opinion in America
because it seemed like there was no clear objective in fighting the war.
After World War I, Ho Chi Minh expressed how the Vietnamese felt about the
grievances against the region’s French colonizers. One of his grievances is how they
are discriminated against and some of their rights were taken away. For instance, the
Vietnamese were arrested and killed without a trial. They also didn’t have their freedom
of speech nor freedom of press along with freedom of assembly and freedom of
association. Another thing that they couldn't do was live in other countries or even travel
places as tourists.
The French also didn't let the Vietnamese go to school so they were left not really
knowing anything. Some of what the Vietnamese also faced was being tortured and
poisoned with opium, alcohol and many more. This lead to many Vietnamese people
being lead to a slow death to protect other people interests. There were more than
twenty million that were affected that is more than half the population of France.
During this world war, many different nations suffered losses of property and human
lives. The French imperialists were hit the hardest so in order to restore the capital
forces in France, the french imperialists resorted to setting up new factories to exploit
workers with low wages. This lead to the Vietnamese to be driven to poverty. They put
heavy taxes on them and increased their military forces. Ho Chi Minh believed that if
they gave the French men to fight their wars the French would eventually wipe out their
race. Although when the Indochinese people that revolution is the only way to be able to
live freely they banded together and made the French tremble with fear.
Ho Chi Minh believed that communism was necessary to liberate Indochina
because this could make everyone in Indochina equal. Some of the main goals of his
proposed communist revolution ere that this could lead to making Indochina completely
independent and to put the banks and other big enterprises belonging to the imperialists
and putting them under worker-peasant and soldier government. That an eight hour
work day would be implemented, public loans and poll tax would be abolished, and
unjust taxes wouldn’t hit the poor people. He also promised that it would lead to
universal education along with equality between man and woman.
I believe that Ho Chi Minh used the Declaration of Independence as his model for
the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence to show that they really aren't that much
different from Americans. That they also want to be free from birth and that everyone
deserves to be happy and free. Some of the most important grievances that Ho Chi
Minh mentions is that there are more prisons than schools and that the Vietnamese are...