Ho Chi Minh Vietnam Research Paper

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As stated by Ho Chi Minh, “All men are created equal. They are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights; among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” (Lawrence, p27). With these powerful words, one might ask should we all help each other out when in need. No matter how risky the situation is or should we only risk it if it helps our country? At first glance I would say yes, we should assist the Vietnam’s while assisting other countries in the war also. This means both North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh stated in a news article that “Even though all women are born free the French still prisoned the Vietnam 's people for eight years” (http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5139/). During this time frame the French built more prisons and less education centers as promised to the Vietnam’s. They stole everything that the Vietnamese worked so hard to achieve, leaving them poor
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As stated by The Department of State Bulletin in 1954, the main reason to assist the Southern part of Vietnam was to help the Vietnams rebuild their government and to stay clear of the communism that was impacting the Northern part of Vietnam. The United States was concerned that if they stood by and did nothing that communism would consume the whole world and not just a portion of it.
According to Lawrence the United States gave South Vietnam over a billion dollars to get back on their feet during the war; this made South Vietnam the fifth richest place in the world. In his book he also states that the United States assisted Greece and Turkey at the same time during the war. This leads me to wonder if the United States assisted these two countries as much as they did South Vietnam. However, with the assists of the United States South Vietnam over the next few years appointed a new leader and started to gain freedom
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