Ho’s speech proclaiming Vietnam’s independence contains a demand that the free world support that independence in part as payment for services rendered during World War 2. What ‘service’ did Vietnam render during that conflict?

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During World War 2, territorial conflicts between Japan and France spilled into Vietnam and the Vietnamese Republic suffered immensely. The Vichy French took control of Vietnam after France surrendered to Germany. They gave Japan permission to station 30,000 troops in Vietnam, thus making it the largest center for military operations in Southeast Asia (Marr, 2013). Japan arrested the Vichy French officials and imprisoned its soldiers. This conflict led to fallout between the two powers as well as the founding of the Viet Minh, a nationalist alliance that was known as the League for the Independence of Vietnam. Ho went to China to seek assistance in fighting for freedom. However, he was apprehended and imprisoned by the Nationalist government for opposing the Japanese rule in Vietnam. His imprisonment created enmity between him and the Japanese nationalists. Therefore, after his release, he cooperated with the Allied forces to fight Japan by providing intelligence on its troops’ activities in Indochina (Marr, 2013). Ho was fighting for his country’s independence from France, a release from Japanese occupation, and the recognition of his liberation movement as the official representative of the Vietnamese people. After Japan surrendered, France regained control and declined representation to the Vietnamese people. This led to the eruption of the Vietnam War. France was defeated, and the country was divided into North and South Vietnam.

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