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Confrontation With the West, 1858–1930

Neil L. Jamieson

in Understanding Vietnam

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780520201576
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916586 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520201576.003.0002
Confrontation With the West, 1858–1930

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This chapter focuses on Vietnam's confrontation with the West during the period from 1858 to 1930. The French forces, with the assistance of the Spanish fleet, captured the Saigon area in 1859. In 1900, the French had completed the conquest and reorganization of Vietnam. The resistance of the Vietnamese patriots failed. In late 1930, under Communist leadership, several autonomous rural communes were organized in Nghe An province to defy colonial authorities, but the massive French military retaliation was bloody and effective.

Keywords: Vietnam; West; French forces; Saigon; Vietnamese patriots; rural commune; colonial authorities; military retaliation

Chapter.  23186 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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