I suppose any book about Vietnam should discuss the historical perspective of the country and the political forces at play. The history we were embroiled in began in 1945. Here is my warped perspective sixty-eight years later. As most history evolves from previous conflicts, Vietnam is no different. At the end of WWII, after Japan surrendered to the Allied forces, Ho Chi Minh and the People’s Congress establish the National Committee of Vietnam to form a provisional government. Japan then transferred all power to Ho Chi Minh’s Viet Minh government.