The War Of Vietnam : A Turning Point That Marks Changes On The Political Front

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Political Analysis Briefly, the year 1954 became a turning point that marks many changes on the political front in Vietnam. It ended the French colonial period by the 1954 Geneva Accords, opened a prior-independent era of a Communist North which was separated from a republican South and lasted through the Vietnam War up to April 30, 1975. Then the Communist Party took over the country and claimed to be a unique and “legal party responsible for all the policies and activities of the state.” With the unification of the North and the South, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was inaugurated on July 2, 1976. It is important to note the two mass exoduses that happened from 1954 and beyond to escape Communism: (1) the migration of 860,000…show more content…
For example, victims of these restrictions are activists for human rights. That living in fear makes the face of justice in Vietnam is getting worse because the freedom of expression is limited. Social media (television, radio, publication, composition, etc.) are strictly watched by the communists. While the government does not allow the truth be revealed to the national media, many bloggers use the internet to express their opinions; and this activity draws the government’s focus on the bloggers. Every year, several individuals are imprisoned or expelled from the country because of their public voices for justice. The Amnesty International calls them the “prisoners of conscience.” Annually, the Secretary General of the Amnesty International writes the letter to the president of Vietnam to call for the release of these prisoners. There are 82 of them on the call of September 2016. The clouds of fear are overshadowing somehow. Therefore, it is risky to raise a voice for human right, freedom, and justice in Vietnam because the activists are often charged under the laws of violating of national security, perpetrating social disorder, opposing the revolution, or destroying the People’s unity. Chapter XI of the 1999 Criminal Code “clearly defined and well understood in any developed legal system—treason (Article 78), espionage (Article 80), rebellion (Article 82), piracy (Article 83), and
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