This is a short answer question. Just answer this question
1. Imagine yourself as the president—or military dictator, or king or queen—of a small, very poor, rural country that gained its independence in the 1960s. (You may name your country whatever you wish…have fun!) What specific actions would you take in order to improve the lives of your people? Would you see the Cold War as a threat or an opportunity?
This answer requires a one page double space answer.
2. Write an essay (maximum of one page, double-spaced) about why the US lost its war in Vietnam–that is, why the US failed to prevent South Vietnam from being taken over by communism. The essay should be based on this week’s supplementary video, which is found at this address: