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French Indochina

Discussion in 'Post War 1945-1955' started by GunSlinger86, Nov 24, 2019.

  1. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    ....politics/etc are not ''simple''/black and white/clear cut/etc--why do you think there is so much controversy/conflicts/problems in the world???
    ..to answer your question: yes---and no--and yes and no.....we fought against the Vietnamese--who only wanted freedom/to unite their country--and what was best for their country.....but we thought we were ''helping the world'' and the US by fighting communism

    ...the US did not want ''free'' elections'' in Vietnam....they sided with the South--who had 3 heads of state changes in less than 2 years--one with murder
    ..we burned Vietnamese villages/etc
    ---but, we thought we were doing what was right.......
     
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  2. belasar

    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Technically Imperial Russia attacked Germany first in the Great war. Also it should not be forgotten a number of 'royal' powers intervened during the French revolution. Established powers never look kindly to revolutions the threaten to overturn the apple cart.
     
  3. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    If this planet had only two people on it they would find each other and fight to the death.
     
  4. bronk7

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    wives and husbands ''love'' each other---but they fight, and sometimes murder the other
     
  5. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    ...we thought we were keeping the Vietnamese ''free'' --from communism/etc....yet they were fighting against us for freedom = you see the quandary?
    ..truly an unwinnable war--for many reasons--for one, the ''mighty'' French lost with much financial help from the US...then the US lost.....!
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    But brothers only murder each other when they're Abel.
     
  7. GunSlinger86

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    It was Hitler's mission to destroy Communism, hence appeasement and then the recruitment of SS personnel and Nazi Scientists to work for the CIA and the Army research branches. The US took over where Hitler left off, especially with McCarthyism and the House Un-American Activities committee.
     
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    ...we tried to curb communism, not destroy it ...we did not attack Russia or China ...
     

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