Vietnam War : A Peaceful, Independent, And Unified Vietnam

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In Ten-Point Manifesto, the NLF, at the end of 1960, presented its idealism of a peaceful, independent, and unified Vietnam along with its antagonism towards its rival the United States in the midst of Vietnam War. This manifesto gained substantial support from abroad, whereas most foreign observers did not realize that the NLF was actually a collaborative organization between North Vietnam and rebels in South Vietnam. In general, Ten-Point Manifesto was an notable embodiment of the shared values of the global revolutionary generation of the 1960’s. The pictures selected in this paper are particularly informative pieces that link Vietnam War with not only those who fighting the war, but also those who either directly or indirectly…show more content…
2), which of course simultaneously related to the similar contradictions that manifested in other part of Asia such as Vietnam. Global Interpretations The overarching historical context of the 1960’s was the global resistance of the bipolar Cold War hegemony that the U.S. and the Soviet Union tried to impose on the whole world, indeed an era of “revolutions.” Under such context, Vietnam, the United State, and Japan each took different yet intersecting standpoints, which were at the time not solely determined by the political leader of the nation, but were also affected by lower classes with various background. For instance, although Vietnam and Japan’s relationships with the U.S. was seemingly contrasting, opinions within and across each of these nations and social classes diverged fiercely while sometimes strongly consented with one or another. In fact, the bottom-up ANPO movement in Japan shared many values with its Vietnamese counterpart the NLF’s campaign.: these two movements both condemned the political and military interventions of the U.S. in other countries’ political affair, both aimed for complete democracy within their country, and both hoped for peace instead of war (Sun 34-35). Nevertheless, such shared values manifested themselves differingly across the border, as Maoist Revolution in Vietnam, and as ANPO
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