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Decolonization: Kenya and Vietnam 1945-1965 Terik Terrell, Monikka Edgeston Period 7
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
Rebellion VietnamKenya First Indochina War ◦(1946-1954) ◦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 (1952-56) ◦Emergence period ◦Nationalism ◦British cooperation ◦Paved the way!
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 (1964-78) ◦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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