George Harrell - The French Road to Vietnam

The George Buchanan Forum by The George Buchanan Forum

Episode notes

Recorded October 22, 2021 at the 2021 Fall Forum in Moscow, Idaho. The George Buchanan Forum was created to further develop consistent Christian thought through the integration of theology, Natural Law, and history.

The Vietnam War has become the symbolic hot conflict of the Cold War. While the U.S. only officially entered the fight in Vietnam after the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Incident, it was U.S. money and U.S. military support of French imperialism as early as 1945 that made the French-Indochina War possible, which the U.S. then inherited as the Vietnam War. What started as a local fight for self-determination in the Far East against French imperialism then became rebranded as part of a war between competing ideologies for global supremacy.