Lesson 4: The conflict between neo-Colonialism and independence movements
Southeast Asia, China, Southern Africa, Indian subcontinent
Vietnam: After World War II, the British helped France return to Vietnam and regain, for a while, their colonial control over the country. China helped Ho Chi Minh. The following years led to increasing US involvement.
Basic timeline of the Chinese Communist victory and the early years of the People's Republic of China is found in "The People's Republic Of China," from "history of China" by University of Missouri at St. Louis, http://www.chaos.umd.edu/history/toc.html
"The Chinese Revolution and the Chinese Communist Party", unpublished textbook (partially completed) by Mao Tse-tung, 1940 and "On New Democracy," by Mao Tse-tung - both from "Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung", Foreign Language Press, Peking, China, 1940.
"From Segregation to Apartheid," South African History Online
"A Crime Against Humanity: Analyzing the Repression of the Apartheid State," Part A: The Unfolding of Total Strategy, Human Rights Commission of South Africa, Max Coleman (ed.)
"Colonial India, Gandhi, and Eventual Independence," in Colonial and Postcolonial
Literary Dialogues, Western Michigan University, Allen Carey-Webb, 2001
If you really want to get annoyed about the war in Vietnam, watch "The Fog of War," Defense Secretary Robert McNamara's after-the-fact apologia for the mistakes he made: