By Douglas A. Phillips
Vietnam! Even the country’s identify invokes robust and sundry emotional reactions from many of us. For a few, it represents a liked and misplaced fatherland. For others, it's a position the place family have been misplaced in a battle that a few believed in and others didn't. For nonetheless others, it's a land ultimately unfastened from colonial powers and out of doors affects. Vietnam’s position used to be middle degree within the worldwide chilly battle. Its identify and heritage nonetheless sharply divide humans within the usa, as proven by means of the 2004 presidential election. How can this slim S-shaped sliver of a rustic play such a huge function within the lives of such a lot of? this can be one of the questions that may be spoke back during this exploration of the folks, locations, prior, and tradition of Vietnam.
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Other Christian religions also exist in Vietnam, but they are represented by much smaller numbers than Catholics. These groups have also faced persecution, but they do not have a long and established presence in the country. 5 million. Government estimates 63 64 Vietnam are at the lower end, and churches hold the higher estimates. Two-thirds of the Protestants are from minority groups. Evangelists are present in the country but are often met with resistance and regulation from the government. The country also has small Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu populations.
France had established a new rival government in Vietnam and installed the country’s last emperor, Bao Dai, as the chief of state. France was not without allies. The United States was deeply concerned over the growth of Communism after the end of World War II. Under President Eisenhower, the United States sent 3 billion dollars to the French in an effort to support the military efforts against the Vietnamese Communists. At home, however, the French people were increasingly against the war in Vietnam.
The stage was set for the revolt led by Trung Trac and her younger sister, Trung Nhi. C. D. 220. , Chinese armies seized Nam Viet and the region quickly came under Chinese dominance. But not all Chinese influence was negative. They contributed greatly to Vietnamese society both in material ways as well as cultural ways, such as their religious thought and practice. D. 39. ” The rebellion was successful for a short time, and Trung Trac was established as the queen of an independent kingdom. D. 43, however, the Chinese had swept back into power, and shortly afterward the sisters were found dead.