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Tragedy of Vietnam

ISBN-10: 0205744273

ISBN-13: 9780205744275

Edition: 4th 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Patrick J. Hearden

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List price: $69.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Preface
Acronyms
Map of Southeast Asia
The French Indochina Empire
The Emergence of Vietnam
The Establishment of French Rule
The Roots of Nationalism and Communism
The Rise of the Vietminh
Document 1-1 Jules Ferry on Colonialism and the Preservation of Capitalism
Document 1-2 Appeal on the Founding of the Indochinese Communist Party, February 18, 1930
Document 1-3 Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, September 2, 1945
Chronological List of Main Events
Study Questions
The Dream of a Pax Americana
Blueprints for a New World Order
The First Indochina War
The Crisis of World Capitalism
The Bao Dai Regime
Document 2-1 State Department Policy Statement on Indochina prepared on September 27, 1948
Document 2-2 Problem Paper prepared by a Working Group in the State Department on February 1, 1950
Document 2-3 Paper on Indochina prepared in the State Department on March 27, 1952
Chronological List of Main Events
Study Questions
America's Mandarin
The Road to Dien Bien Phu
The Geneva Peace Settlement
The Birth of a Client State
The Revolt in the Rice Fields
Document 3-1 The Final Declaration on Indochina of the Geneva Conference Promulgated on July 21, 1954
Document 3-2 Report on the Covert Operations Conducted by the Saigon Military Mission in 1954 and 1955
Document 3-3 John Foster Dulles, Report on Meeting with Chiefs of American Missions, March 2, 1955
Chronological List of Main Events
Study Questions
The Summons of the Trumpet
The Global Domino Theory
The Second Indochina War
The Growth of the Vietcong
The Plot to Topple Diem
Document 4-1 State Department Cable to Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., in Saigon on August 24, 1963
Document 4-2 Ambassador Lodge Cable to the State Department on Octobers, 1963
Document 4-3 National Security Adviser McGeorge Bundy Cable to Ambassador Lodge on October 30, 1963
Chronological List of Main Events
Study Questions
The Master of Deceit
Political Disorder in South Vietnam
The Gulf of Tonkin Affair
The Rhetoric of Restraint
The Decision to Bomb North Vietnam
Document 5-1 The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, August 7, 1964
Document 5-2 Discussion on When to Begin Bombing North Vietnam, September8, 1964
Document 5-3 Memorandum from McGeorge Bundy to President Lyndon Johnson, February 7, 1965
Chronological List of Main Events
Study Questions
The Escalating Military Stalemate
The Dispatch of American Ground Troops
The Protracted War of Attrition
The American Antiwar Movement
The Tet Offensive
Document 6-1 Memorandum on Combat Troops in South Vietnam, July 1, 1965
Document 6-2 Notes for a Memorandum on Increasing American Troops in Vietnam, July 20, 1965
Document 6-3 Notes from Lyndon Johnson's Meeting with Advisory Group, March 26, 1968
Chronological List of Main Events
Study Questions
Withdrawal Without Victory
The Madman Theory
The Vietnamization Policy
The Paris Peace Treaty
The Fall of Saigon
Document 7-1 Richard Nixon, Address on the War in Vietnam, November 3, 1969
Document 7-2 Statement on Vietnam Peace Treaty Negotiations, October 26, 1972
Document 7-3 Richard Nixon, Letter to Prime Minister Pham Van Dong, February 1, 1973
Chronological List of Main Events
Study Questions
The War That Nobody Won
The Ugly Aftermath of War
The Failure of Communism in Vietnam
The Vietnamese Turn Toward Capitalism
The Road to Reconciliation
Document 8-1 Report on POW/MIAs, January 13, 1993
Document 8-2 Free Trade Agreement, July 13, 2000
Document 8-3 Condoleezza Rice, Remarks at Asia-Pacific Economic Summit, November 18, 2006
Chronological List of Main Events
Study Questions
Selected Bibliography
Credits
Index