getbeaverootnabooteh t1_jeagvml wrote


getbeaverootnabooteh t1_j9zty9o wrote

It wasn't for no good reason. Right after WW2 the US government cared a lot about Europe, but didn't care much about the East/SE parts of Asia.

The Americans wanted French support in stopping the advance of Soviet Communist power in Europe. The French wanted to reestablish their empire.

So the Americans supported the French desire to reestablish their empire in Southeast Asia because that helped them to secure French support for stopping the Commies in Europe.


getbeaverootnabooteh t1_j2bwycy wrote

If you know the pop culture Frankenstein and then read the original novel, you'll be a little caught off guard by how little the popular image resembles the original story.

For one thing, Frankenstein was the name of the guy who made the monster, not the name of the monster itself.