Vietnam. Lessons and Legacies of War Joshua Labove University of Chicago. What, where, who is Vietnam?. Population: 85 million, the 13th largest country in the world Capital: Hanoi Largest city: Ho Chi Minh City Government system: Socialist Republic
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Lessons and Legacies of War
University of Chicago
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh had hoped his ideals of liberty and freedom would bring US support, but his Communist politics pushed US support to the South.
The South was supported by the United States.
The United States saw the emergence of Communism under Ho Chi Minh in the North as a threat.North Versus South Vietnam
People on mopeds and bikes in Hanoi pass by a sign (with Ho Chi Minh’s picture) celebrating 60 years of the modern independent Vietnam.
and Daily Life
Ho Chi Minh
A 500,000 Vietnamese Dong bill--the largest note in Vietnam.
It’s worth about $30.