Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Fact of the Day: Japanese Vietnam

During World War 2, France's fall (by Germany) had led them to lose control of French Indochina. In 1945 Japan took control of Vietnam creating a puppet-state called the Empire of Vietnam. It only lasted about half a year until Japan lost control after their defeat at the end of World War II. 

13 comments:

  1. Never knew that. Must not have been fun.

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  2. I'm so glad we got to see Vietnam in April and see that they appear to be doing quite well despite their turbulent past.

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  3. interesting facts

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  4. Had no idea that Japan controlled Vietnam for a while. Cool fact!

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  5. If that lasted, I wonder how different Vietnam would be now....hmmmmmm

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  6. One of the shortest reigns ever

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  7. Interesting. That part of the world has seen much in the way of governmental upheavals.

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  8. I do remember this fact, now that you mention it.

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