"Nothing is more precious than freedom and independence." --Ho Chi Minh
The victory of the Vietnamese people against first French and then American imperialism is the single most important event in world history since the end of the Second World War. Yet in our country there seems to be a growing unawareness of just what exactly happened in the last cataclysmic quarter-century in Vietnam. We offer this quiz as a way to both test and inform our readers.
1.) What is the official name of Vietnam today?
2.) When did the U.S. first become involved in Vietnam?
3.) What was the number of casualties in Vietnam from 1965 to 1975?
HISTORY OF VIETNAM
4.) Who were the Trung sisters, and what was the Tay-Son rebellion?
5.) When did the French colonize Vietnam?
6.) Why did many Vietnamese have to sell their children under French colonial rule?
7.) What is intriguing about the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence?
8.) How many peasants did the Viet Minh mobilize to help bring dismantled heavy artillery, piece-by-piece, over mountains for the final siege on the French at Dien Bien Phu in 1954?
9.) What is the difference between the people living in the northern part of Vietnam and those living in the southern part?
THE U.S. WAR IN INDOCHINA
10.) When was the National Liberation Front (NLF) founded?
Answers1.) The Socialist Republic of Vietnam. 2.) On December 23, 1950, when the U.S. signed the Mutual Defense Assistance Agreement
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