Jun 20, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2013-14 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 3740 - Vietnam: A Century of Conflict

3 cr. 3 hr. Day course offered every other year.

The roots of conflict in Vietnam are examined from a variety of international perspectives. After a brief introduction to Vietnam’s geography, culture, and history in Southeast Asia, the development of Vietnamese resistance to colonialism in the Chinese, French, and Japanese periods is examined. The emergence of nationalism and the First Indochina War (1945–54) between France and Vietnam, the origins of American involvement, Vietnam’s role in American Cold War ideology and the Domino theory, as well as the evolution of American policy, military aid to France, superpower diplomacy at the Geneva conference and the division of Vietnam will be studied. The course concludes with an examination of how the war has been memorialized by those nations involved and post–1975 political changes in Vietnam including the doi m oi economic revolution and the resumption of U.S.—Vietnam relations.

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