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1 Decolonization: Kenya and Vietnam Terik Terrell, Monikka Edgeston Period 7

2 Thesis Vietnam and Kenya’s goals to unite their individual countries through nationalistic action to rebel and manipulate politics ultimately lead to the decolonization of the two countries

3 Rebellion VietnamKenya First Indochina War ◦( ) ◦Victorious Vietnamese French attacked Haiphong ◦6,000 civilians dead Similar to Hungary in 1956 Vietnamese fought back when Viet Minh attacked at Hanoi (Vietnamese Capital) War=Sign of Rebellion, Wanting Reform in country Mau Mau Rebellion ( ) ◦Emergence period ◦Nationalism ◦British cooperation ◦Paved the way!

4 Politics VietnamKenya Ho Chi Minh ◦Founder of Viet Minh  Formed May 1941 ◦Independence-oriented ◦Methods:  Cooperated with the US during their  struggle with Japan. (Had a Friendship) ◦Friendship with USSR and CoChina ◦(Giving financial and military support) Independent ◦financial support ◦popular vote Jomo Kenyatta ◦1 st Kenyan president ( ) ◦Best known African nationalist ◦Kenya African Union ◦1960: Elected president of Kenya African National Union ◦1961: Negotiations with Brit over new constitution 1963: Independence!

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6 Bibliography Columbia University. "Vietnam by The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition." Questia School - The Online Library for Students and Educators. Web. 08 Feb MoIse, Edwin E. "VN Wars: First Indochina War." Clemson University. 04 Nov Web. 08 Feb Ogot, B. A., and W. R. Ochieng. Decolonization & Independence in Kenya, London: James Currey, Questia. Web. 8 Feb "Viet Minh (Vietnamese Revolutionary Organization) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia." Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Web. 08 Feb "Vietnam." The Columbia Encyclopedia. 6th ed Questia. Web. 8 Feb


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