The communist road to power in Vietnam / William J. Duiker

Author(s): Duiker, William J., 1932-
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Subjects: Communism--Vietnam--History
Vietnam--History--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 2nd ed
Published: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1996
LC Classification: D, DS
Physical Description: xvi, 435 p. : maps ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
1. Introduction 1
2. The Rise of the Revolutionary Movement (1900-1930) 5
Vietnamese Nationalism 5
Ho Chi Minh and the Origins of Vietnamese Marxism 14
The Formation of the Revolutionary Youth League 17
The Road to Revolution 19
The League and Vietnamese Nationalism 23
The Breakup of the League 29
The Nghe Tinh Soviets 33
Nghe Tinh in Retrospect 43
3. Out of the Ashes (1930-1941) 47
Under the Banner of the Comintern 47
Clouds of War 52
4. Prelude to Revolt (1941-1945) 59
War in Europe 60
The Bac Son Rebellion 63
The Cochin China Uprising 64
The Formation of the Vietminh 67
Toward the General Uprising 75
March to the South 79
The Japanese Coup d'Etat 85
Creating the Liberated Zone 90
The Tan Trao Conference 91
5. The Days of August (August-September 1945) 95
The August Revolution 98
The Lessons of August 104
6. The Uneasy Peace (September 1945-December 1946) 111
The Vietminh in Power 111
The Collapse of Communist Power in Cochin China 117
Negotiations with the French 122
7. The Franco-Vietminh War (1947-1954) 133
The Chinese Model 134
Withdrawal 137
Equilibrium 141
The Bao Dai Solution 143
The Communist Victory in China 146
The 1950 Border Offensive 151
Toward the General Offensive 153
The Other War 160
The Navarre Plan 162
The Battle of Dien Bien Phu 168
The Road to Geneva 170
8. Peace and Division (1954-1961) 179
Communist Strategy in the South, 1954-1957 182
The International Situation 194
The Darkest Hour 196
The Year of Decision, 1959 199
The Period of Spontaneous Uprisings 201
The Third Party Congress, 1960 207
The National Liberation Front 210
9. The Dialectics of Escalation (1961-1965) 215
Countering the "Special War" 219
Building up the PLAF 228
Fish on the Chopping Block 230
The Fall of the Diem Regime 235
The Ninth Plenum of December 1963 239
Confrontation with Moscow 241
The Battlefield Solution 245
Crisis in Saigon 247
The Fall of Khrushchev 250
10. War of Attrition (1965-1968) 255
Westmoreland's Strategy 257
Hanoi's Response 260
The Strategy of Attrition: Washington 270
The Strategy of Attrition: Hanoi 273
On the Diplomatic Front 279
Shootout at the DMZ 281
The Strains of Escalation 286
Toward the Decisive Hour 288
The Tet Offensive 291
The Results of Tet 295
11. Fighting and Negotiating (1968-1973) 299
The Battle of Khe Sanh 300
Maintaining the Offensive 302
Prelude to Negotiations 307
The Invasion of Cambodia 309
Bit by Bit 315
The Easter Offensive 318
Peace Is at Hand 323
12. The Final Drama (1973-1975) 329
Testing the Wind 335
Attack in the North 341
The Ho Chi Minh Campaign 344
The Divine Hammer 348
Denouement 349
13. Prospect and Retrospect 351
Factors in Communist Success 352
Vietnam as Model 360
The Perils of Success 362
Foreign Policy 367
Reforming the Revolution 370
A Final Word 373
Notes 377
Selected Bibliography 417
About the Book and Author 423
Index 425
Notes: LCCN: 95053084
ISBN: 0813385865 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0813385873 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 417-422) and index
OCLC Number: 33970893
ISBN/ISSN: 0813385865
0813385873