Traditions and Encounters, AP Edition (Bentley), 5th Edition

Chapter 37: The End of Empire

Essay Quiz

Would the Vietnam War be more accurately described as a cold war engagement or a struggle against colonialism? What facts would argue for each description?
Why did the French fight so tenaciously to hold onto Vietnam and Algeria, when other French colonies gained their independence with relative ease? What did these struggles cost France?
How did the logic of the cold war shape American foreign policy in Central America? What kinds of regimes were supported because of this policy? What were the results?
Traditions & Encounters, 5e
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