Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Beginning in 1950s, you, government officials and representatives of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, must grapple with the domestic problems and international threats facing the nation. During WWII, France’s control over their Indochina territory weakened, and in an attempt to regain control of Vietnam, the French bombed the port of Haiphong in 1946, initiating the start of the First Indochina War. With Vietnamese victory in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu, the war came to a close. Yet, the damage from decades of imperialism to socio-economic infrastructure as well as the division of Vietnam into two territories raised several issues for the Vietnamese government. In Topic A of this committee, you must work together with other North Vietnamese officials to address these issues, all while managing the growing right-wing dictatorship south of the 17th parallel and defectors fleeing to the south. In Topic B, your focus will shift to managing international interference into Vietnamese affairs with hopes of uniting Vietnam under one Communist rule. As Ho Chi Minh, I will oversee the procession. The birth of a new Vietnam is at your fingertips. The battle between capitalism and communism and imperialism and self-governance will be waged in Vietnam. What will you do?
Topic A: Rebuilding North Vietnam after the First Indochina War (1955)
Topic B: Managing Tensions with South Vietnam and Interference from Foreign Influences
Letter from the Chair
Dear Esteemed Delegates: