Experiences of the Vietnamese People with Colonialism and Imperialism and their Impact on Vietnam today
Ngo Vinh Long(University of Maine; Viet Nam)
- 전문은 첨부파일에 있음
- 이 논문은 5·18 21주년 기념 제2차 국제학술대회 <동남아시아의 식민주의, 권위주의 민주주의 및 인권>, 2001년 5월 15-17일, 광주 발표 원고임.
In this paper I will argue that French colonialism and American imperialism contributed much to the lack of democracy in Vietnam by destroying almost all venues for its development as well as by creating, directly and indirectly, the types of authoritarian institutions and structures whose impact will take many more years to change. Since this whole period in Vietnamese history covers over one hundred years, in what follows I will obviously be able to focus only on some features that I think are key or representative.