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THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE. It has been called by many… The Vietnam Conflict/Police Action The Second Indochina War …or, by Vietnamese Communists: The American.

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1 THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE

2 It has been called by many… The Vietnam Conflict/Police Action The Second Indochina War …or, by Vietnamese Communists: The American War The Resistance War Against America

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5 A 500,000 Vietnamese Dong bill--the largest note in Vietnam. Its worth about $30. Ho Chi Minh Coat of arms, or official seal of Vietnam

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10 Even though the government reports that most of the country (80% or more) is not religious, this is not entirely the case. Today, Buddhism enjoys a large following in Vietnam, as well as several other tribal belief systems that have many similarities with other religions.

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12 Maps of Vietnam GEOPOLITICS & WAR

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20 Team PROMPTS READING #1 >> Respond to each of the prompts with carefully developed answers. >> Must include evidence from the reading to support your decisions. >> Minimum depth is 4-6 complete, detailed sentences each. #1 The French justifiably invaded Indochina. Agree or Disagree? DEFEND WITH EVIDENCE & LOGIC #2 The U.S. made the right decisions--at the time--to get involved in Southeast Asia. Agree or Disagree? DEFEND WITH EVIDENCE & LOGIC #3 The French loss at Dienbienphu was more of a socio- political failure than a military defeat. Agree or Disagree? DEFEND WITH EVIDENCE & LOGIC #4 The US chose not to participate in the Geneva Conference for rational reasons. Agree or Disagree? DEFEND WITH EVIDENCE & LOGIC

21 Individual PROMPTS READING #2 DUE THURSDAY >> Respond to each of the prompts with carefully developed answers. >> Must include evidence from the reading to support your decisions. >> Minimum depth is 4-6 complete, detailed sentences each. #1 Capture the *essence of the Vietminh position. Agree or Disagree with arguments/interests? DEFEND W) EVIDENCE & LOGIC #2 Capture the essence of the French position. Agree or Disagree with arguments/interests? DEFEND W) EVIDENCE & LOGIC #3 Capture the essence of the PRC position. Agree or Disagree with arguments/interests? DEFEND W) EVIDENCE & LOGIC #4 Capture the essence of the U.S. position. Agree or Disagree with arguments/interests? DEFEND W) EVIDENCE & LOGIC * essence definition: significance Synonyms: attribute, basis, core, form, nature, structure, substance

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