Life in North Vietnam

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Chris Button Dallan King Danielle Ramirez Zach Schuller Ms. Gladden English 7-8 10 April 2014 Life In North Vietnam Life in North Vietnam, during the Vietnam War, changed drastically after the Geneva Accords were signed and Vietnam split into two parts. Ho Chi Minh became President of North Vietnam after he fought and removed French power from Vietnam. During Minh’s reign, he turned Vietnam into a Communist dictatorship and fought the American-controlled South Vietnam. Religion changed to become a way to fight the dictatorship rather than a way to achieve enlightenment. Labor Camps were started and rebels were thrown in to work. Life degraded into slums and has not been much better since Vietnam has been getting aid from Russia.…show more content…
In the years the labor camps were in business an estimate of 120,000 deaths were reported. Camp Mauthausen was located near Linz and was famous for its size. It was claimed to be one of the largest camps in German- controlled Europe. If opposers were lucky enough they would have been shot on site if seen rebelling. “Viet Cong death squads assassinated at least 37,000 civilians in North Vietnam; the real figure was far higher since the data mostly cover 1967-72,” (“Viet Cong death”). Communists were just at their peak and did not want anyone or anything disrupting their order. North Vietnam had to endure the communism and the rules that was attached to it or else unwanted horrors would be knocking at their doors. Things turned to the worst when the North and South split and communism took control. The conflict in Vietnam during the 1960’s was fueled by many different issues after the split between North and South. Although the religions in Vietnam coexisted peacefully since around the first century, religion did play a role in the Vietnam War. The three main religions of Vietnam are Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism, with the exception of Catholicism, which was introduced by the South Vietnamese regime. According to the Naval History and Heritage Command, “the Vietnamese people did have the freedom to study a selection of faiths during the Vietnam War era, however, they were not free to express their
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