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Decolonization and the Cold War: Through an Asian Lens (12:59)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 01:45 This video argues that the Korean and Vietnam wars had their roots in the era of colonialism. What events in particular does this article trace these conflicts back to?
  2. 03:37 In both Korea and Vietnam, there were well-known leaders of the communist and anti-communist sides. What were their names of these four leaders? Despite their differences, what did they have in common?
  3. 06:20 In what ways was the civil war in Vietnam a decolonization struggle and also a Cold War conflict?
  4. 08:10 How was Korea’s decolonization and its encounter with the Cold War conflict different from Vietnam’s? How was it similar?
  5. 09:30 How does Steve Lee explain the outbreak of war in Korea?
  6. 12:00 How did the Vietnam War end?