Quagmire: Nation-Building and Nature in the Mekong Delta ( Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books

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In the twentieth century, the Mekong Delta has emerged as one of Vietnams most important economic regions. Its swamps, marshes, creeks, and canals have played a major role in Vietnams turbulent past, ...
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In the twentieth century, the Mekong Delta has emerged as one of Vietnams most important economic regions. Its swamps, marshes, creeks, and canals have played a major role in Vietnams turbulent past, from the struggles of colonialism to the Cold War and to the present day. Quagmire considers these struggles, their antecedents, and their legacies from the perspective of environmental history. Beginning with the French conquest in the 1860s, colonial reclamation schemes and pacification efforts centred on the development of a dense network of new canals to open several million hectares of land for agriculture. These rapid projects helped precipitate economic and environmental crises in the 1930s, and subsequent struggles after 1945 led to the balkanisation of the delta into a patchwork or regions controlled by the Viet Minh, paramilitary religious sects, and the struggling Franco-Vietnamese government. After 1954, new settlements were built with American funds and equipment in a crash program intended to solve continuing economic and environmental problems.
Uitgever Ingram International Inc.
Druk 1
ISBN/EAN 9780295991993
Auteur Biggs, David
Vakken Geschiedenis en Staatsinrichting

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