1. Compare and contrast the list of grievances in the American Declaration of Independence with the list of grievances in the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence. 2. Did the Vietnamese people enjoy the same full power to do following: impose war and conclude peace?
On September 2, 1945, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the independent Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Hanoi. He did so in a manner that deliberately referenced the American and French declarations of independence. In fact, the opening sequence is spoken verbatim from the American Declaration of Independence. This was done with the purpose of demonstrating the hypocrisy of the west in that the French and United States feel that liberties should only be reserved for 'civilized' nations, or, at least, nations that are not communist.
Ho Chi Minh also wanted to communicate his grievances in the same way Thomas Jefferson did. For this reason, there are similarities in the grievances of the Vietnamese...
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