Indochina is a region made up of Vietnam, Cambodia and LaosÃÂBy 1893, France had complete control over IndochinaÃÂ20th century ÃÂ Indochina conflict was a struggle for national self-determination (independence from Foreign Rule) in Asia against colonialism.
ÃÂ1954 ÃÂ Vietnam was freed from French colonialism however had to continue to fight until 1975 to unify the country completelyÃÂEvents in Indochina after 1954 created a number of major global political changes that took place after WWIINationalism in IndochinaÃÂVietnamese had a fierce sense of nationalism as they fought to oppose Chinese imperialism in 938, 1257, in the 1280s, in 1406 and 1788ÃÂVietnamese resented outsiders and admired the military heroes and hence developed a distinctive military style called guerilla warfareImportance of the conflict to the USAÃÂVietnam war had a major impact on 20th century national history of USA and was one of defining events of the Cold WarÃÂCost and trauma of VN War produced a ÃÂcrisis of confidenceÃÂ in USAÃÂEven though the US had vast economic resources and energetic troops, they could not manage the Vietnam War as those who fought for and supported the NVA and the Viet Cong refused to give up the struggle and hence the Vietnam conflict was excessively long and draining.
ÃÂVN War ended the political career of President Lyndon Johnson and caused the resignation of Nixon.
Historical BackgroundIndochina and ChinaÃÂIndochina resisted the foreign empires from China.
ÃÂVN used the guerilla warfare as their traditional tactic in their struggle against invading empiresÃÂHowever, Chinese cultural influences were left in Vietnam. Chinese form of writing, Chinese Buddhism and the Confucian style of govÃÂt admin all left their mark in IndochinaÃÂVietnam recÃÂd independence in 1400s when Prince Le Loc led a revolt against Chinese of the Minh DynastyIndochina and the FrenchÃÂ1612 ÃÂ French catholic missionaries (people whom spread the idea of church)...