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Banana republic The Malayan economy relied on the export of tin and rubberand was therefore vulnerable to any shifts in the world market. When the British took control of the Malayan economy, they imposed taxes on some Malayan goods, affecting their traditional industries.
This led to an increase in poverty for the Malayan people. This forced many Malays into the rubber industry, which in turn was heavily dependent upon volatile world prices. The Japanese occupation of Malaya began in and from that point onwards the "export of primary products was limited to the relatively small amounts required for the Japanese economy.
The latter was progressively affected by a shortage of spare parts for machines. The Malayan Communist Party began to use the failing economy as a tool of propaganda against the British.
The British had not addressed the underlying economic problems that were now worse within Malaya than they had ever been.
One example of this was a hour general strike organised by the MCP on 29 January Protesters were dealt with harshly, by measures including arrests and deportations. In turn, protesters became increasingly militant.
Inalone, the communists in Malaya organised a further strikes. This was rejected by many Malays and by the rulers of the various protected states under effective British control. Consequently, the British withdrew the proposal and for many Chinese in particular this appeared as a betrayal after their community had borne the brunt of fighting the Japanese occupation.
First incidents[ edit ] The first shots of the Malayan Emergency were fired at 8: Three European plantation managers, Arthur Walker 50 yrs, managerJohn Allison 55 yrs, manager and his young assistant, Ian Christian were killed by three young Chinese men.
The planned execution was to include a third Briton in an estate a few miles out of Sungai Siput. His jeep had broken down during the morning inspection, and he was late returning to the office. Another group of gunmen had been sent to kill him.
They could not wait, and departed. The police were given the power to detain communists and those suspected of assisting them. The MNLA began a guerrilla campaign, targeting mainly the colonial resource extraction industries; the tin mines and rubber plantations.
They attacked and occupied Gua Musang. Members who agreed to disband were offered economic incentives. Around 4, members rejected these incentives and went underground. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. These Chinese have been referred to as 'squatters', and the majority of them were farmers living on the edge of the jungles where the MNLA were based.
This allowed the MNLA to supply themselves with food, in particular, as well as providing a source of new recruits. The MNLA gained the support of the Chinese because they were denied the equal right to vote in elections, had no land rights to speak of, and were usually very poor.
It had a network of contacts within the general population. Besides supplying material, especially food, it was also important to the MNLA as a source of intelligence. The MNLA's camps and hideouts were in the rather inaccessible tropical jungle with limited infrastructure.
The MNLA was organised into regiments, although these had no fixed establishments and each encompassed all forces operating in a particular region.Get an answer for 'What lessons might the Vietnam War teach us?What lessons might the Vietnam War teach us?' and find homework help for other History questions at eNotes.
The American military and leadership appear to have learned some lessons from our involvement in the Vietnam War. This paper will discuss the lessons learned from the following arenas: diplomatic negotiations, presidential leadership, and cultural/social contexts.
The Vietnam War distorted the US economy and led to recession and stagflation.
America's continuing wars and militarism are unaffordable and siphon funds away from urgent domestic priorities. For anyone wanting a truthful, unbiased analysis of the lessons that can be gleaned from the Vietnam War, this is the only book needed.
It is full of accurate information and richly endowed with first-rate analysis by true experts in their respective fields. Lessons Learned Don't take over another country for the sake of your own--it doesn't make you much better. The United States went into different countries, such as Iran and Guatemala, and would replace certain governments with American-friendly ones, disregarding the people and sometimes setting up governments that weren't necessarily the best.
For young American army officers of the time, the Mexican War was not only the road to glory, it was the road to promotion--a proving ground for future Civil War generals.