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For most of the 19th and 20th centuries, Vietnam was

under the control of western powers

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Its leadership was selected by

foreign powers (puppet government)

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Catholicism became

became the religion of the establishment (those in power)

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yet Buddhism was still the

dominant religion of the masses.

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when was 'Buddhist Crisis'?

1963

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what did Buddhist Crisis change?

- changed Buddhism as dominant religion

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what had led a government that favoured Catholics over Buddhist?

Pres diem

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what did only catholics get?

secure, good government empowerments jobs

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what did Catholic church own?

much of the land and property but paid no tax while ordinary people were heavily taxed

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what did the situation become?

became so unfair and disadvantageous to Buddhist

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eventually, the Buddhists community (led by monks) did what?

reacted with a series of protests that resulted in mass killings of Buddhists by the government and some monks incinerating themselves in demonstrations of protests.

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Eventually, what happened to pres Diem’ government ?

toppled

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what was rare for Buddhist monks.?

Active political involvement

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what is conflict in Vietnam example of?

the tensions between those who want a belief system to continue as it is and those who want it to change to adapt to modern circumstances

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Another example of tensions of continuity and change can be seen in

Tibetan Buddhism protesting against the Chinese Communist Party

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what do these incidents show?

that Buddhism in the past century has been an active force in politics and that some Buddhists think this change is appropriate while others prefer that Buddhism continue with its less worldly, more personal enlightenment-centred ways.