HIS 183: The Vietnam War

Fall 2000

Midterm Examination

Judiciously providing robust evidence drawn from your vast storehouse of knowledge, succinctly, coherently, logically, and elegantly respond to the following question:

Analyze the causes, course, and consequences of the First Indochina War. Your essay should discuss the nature of the colonial regime and the rise of revolutionary/national movements; the theory and practice of revolutionary warfare; the primary developments and turning points during the war; the role of external powers; and the war's implications for the future.