Vietnam involvement with France

  • Created by: Fiona S
  • Created on: 17-03-15 23:31

During the 19th Century Vietnam was ruled by France and known as Indo-China.

  • Vietnam was very profitable for the French, due to rich supplies of coal, tin, zinc and rubber
  • To transport all these goods, the French built a network of railways, roads and canals

French began to change the Vietnamese way of life dramatically.

  • People converted to Catholicism, abandoning Buddhism
  • French customs introduced and those who resisted were punished.

French schools were soon established to educate Vietnamese administrators. In 1902, Hanoi University opened.

  • One purpose of the education was to develop people who would remain loyal to the…


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