AP World History
Document-Based Question (DBQ)
DIRECTIONS: The following question is based on the accompanying Documents 1-9. The documents have been edited for the purpose of this exercise.
This question is designed to test your ability to work with and understand historical documents.
Write an essay that
has a relevant thesis and supports that thesis with evidence from the documents
uses all of the documents
analyzes the documents by grouping them in as many ways as possible and does not simply summarize the documents individually
takes into account the sources of the documents and analyzes the authors’ point of view
explains the need for at least one additional type of document
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The assistance of the Soviet Union is required for the further development of the Korean economy and culture.
Stalin asks what kind of aid.
Kim Il Sung answers—economic and cultural.
Stalin asks what precisely is needed.
Kim Il Sung says that they have confirmed a two year plan for the restoration and development of the national economy. They need economic assistance to fulfill this plan and to strengthen the foundation of the economy. . …show more content…
The help of the Soviet Union is needed in this.
Manifesto of the Laodong Party (Vietnam Worker’s Party), 1951*
The main task of the Viet Nam Laodong Party now is:
To unite and lead the working class, the working masses and the entire people of Viet Nam in their struggle to wipe out the French colonialists and defeat the American interventionists; to bring the liberation war of the Viet Nam people to complete victory, thereby making Viet Nam a genuinely independent and united country.
In the field of external affairs, the Viet Nam Laodong Party recommends: 'The Viet Nam people must . . . actively support the national liberation movements of oppressed peoples; unite closely with the Soviet Union, China and other people's democracies; form close alliances with the peoples of France and the French colonies so as to contribute to the anti-imperialist struggle to defend world peace and democracy!
*Note: By this time China and the Soviet Union had recognized the Party’s regime in Vietnam, but it was still struggling for control.
President Sukarno’s opening at the Bandung Conference,