The Unites States bombing campaign was one of the reasons the North Vietnamese troops were pushed further into Cambodia. As much as Cambodia wanted to remain neutral in the Vietnam War, they could not avoid it. When the United States and North Vietnamese came to a cease fire and formed a peace treaty the U.S pulled out their troops, but they left with an ongoing war between the Cambodian citizens and their government. The disputes with the government led to the rise of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge were brutal and harsh killed millions in efforts to reconstruct Cambodia.
In the end both of the families decided to stop fighting each other and to just rule their parts of Vietnam. In the 18th century, both the Nguyens and the Trinhs had a new enemy, the Tay Son brothers who led a rebellion. This rebellion was led by Nguyen Nhac, Nguyen Lu, and Nguyen Hue. The Tay Son Rebellion weakened the control and authority of the Nguyen Dynasty. At an advantage, the Trinh’s also helped the brothers attack the Nguyen’s.
It is found that, the Hmong cultural did not become known until when Vietnam War broke out during World War II. The Hmong cultural became known when they took part of helping the US troops against Vietnam when Ho Chi Minh was in power. In the same way, Hmong cultural was also known for their tragic survival stories and stories of crossing the famous Mekong River between Laos and Thailand.
Since then the country has seen many wars mostly involving boarder issues with neighboring China. The country has been through many civil wars along with fighting enemies abroad at the same time. Vietnam was not on the radar of most powerful countries until the French Indochina war in the mid-nineteenth century. Then again, during the Second World War with the Japan Empire over taking Vietnam and forcing all that opposed to force labor to work for the Japan Empire’s war machine (Elanor Jane Sterling, 2007). After the turn of World War II, the country forced into yet again a civil war between the communist and the people’s republic of Vietnam.
The Quiet American is set on a battlefield. Vietnam is being fought over by several competing powers in the 1950s, and while the French, British, and natives struggle to maintain a foothold in Indochina, a growing American presence further complicates the local landscape. Thomas Fowler, the novel’s narrator, is a British reporter in colonized Vietnam. His primary love interest, a young native named Phuong, has decamped to the household of an idealistic American named Alden Pyle, who “never saw anything he hadn 't heard in a lecturehall” (Greene 35). Pyle has recently arrived in Vietnam in order to confidential services on behalf of his country.
In her book, The Rape of Nanking, Iris Chang wrote about the atrocities that happened within a few weeks in 1937. Her own grandparents escaped the massacre and sparked her interest in the sparsely covered events. In December 1937, the Japanese took control of Nanking, the capital of China at the time. The Japanese army quickly marched into the city and not only looted and burned the buildings of the city, but also systematically raped, tortured, and murdered over 300,000 Chinese civilians. The cruel treatment of the Chinese by Japanese soldiers represents the brutality behind the militaristic culture and their values of human lives.
The mass graves he commanded his people to dig were often referred to as "the killing fields. " Pol Pot was arrested in 1997 and died under house arrest on April 15, 1998, but by natural causes. Pol Pot reveals wrongful actions towards his country.
Constantly fighting both the imperial and colonial powers before they met the Americans. Vietnam has been a French Colony from the 1880s but the French lost its position of Vietnam during the World War II (WWII) and that is when Japan took over the control of Vietnam. After the surrender of Japan in WWII in 1945, a communist leader Ho Chi Minh’s force started they struggle for Vietnam to be an Independent country. The Vietnamese fought for independence and they claimed it in 1954 but their country was divided into 2 as part of Geneva accords. The north was ruled by a communist leader and the south governed by a democratic government.
On Leclerc arrival with his French army stemmed a big eruption in the colony as former enslaved realized that freedom was never an assurity under the French therefore they had to fight for their independence (Girard, 2012). Louverture was then tricked and deported to France as Jean-Jacques Dessalines took the leadership to hurdle the final stage of the revolution (Girard, 2012). Fighting tactically deploying guerrilla warfare and with the aid of tropical disease such as the yellow fever that the French army was not accustomed to, Dessalines was able to defeat the French army (Girard,
In the battle of barren hill his army was ambushed but in the end the british still had to retreat because of how strategic and skillful Marquis is. In his final years he went back to france to help out with the French revolution then years
I highly value culture and diversity in our society because it is a huge part of every American’s life, especially mine. I grew up as a Hmong American who was split in-between two distinct cultures, and I struggled of managing through two different cultures and their culture values. I developed many different perspectives on various topics and with the further exposure to health and higher education, I began to appreciate diversity, especially within my Hmong population. I realized the intersectionality of identities and the socioecological concerns a Hmong person may come across as they progress through life.
Hmong birth practices are very interesting and very different from American culture. Their births are usually at home and sometimes the woman is alone. Women labor in silence and catch their own babies as they are being delivered. Mrs. Lee delivered all of her babies by herself before coming to America. In The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down after birth practices are also different.