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  First Indochina War - MSN Encarta
First Indochina War, armed conflict fought in Vietnam from 1946 to 1954 between the military forces of France and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV), led by Ho Chi Minh.
By 1950 the war became entwined with the Cold War when the new Communist government in China began to support the DRV, while the United States, fearful of the spread of Communism in Asia, provided military support to the French.
During the first stage, Viet Minh units retreated into the mountains north of the Red River delta to organize guerrilla forces and seek broad support from the population.
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 VietnamWar.com:The Vietnam War Glossary
At the height of the Second Indochina War (q.v.), it was a major resupply artery for Hanoi's armed forces operating in South Vietnam.
Nonaligned Movement (NAM) Formed as the result of a series of increasingly structured nonaligned conferences, the first of which met at Belgrade, Yugoslavia in September 1961, the NAM's purpose is to insure the sovereignty and territorial integrity of nonaligned nations.
Failing to topple the Saigon government during the Tet Offensive of 1968, PAVN undertook its first conventional invasion of South Vietnam in the Easter Offensive of 1972.
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Detailed history of the French Indochina war, including accounts of the rise of the Vietminh.
The text of the agreement that formally ended the war between France and the Vietminh in 1954.
Describes French naval air operations during the Indochina War.
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 VietnamWar.com:The Vietnam War - America's Longest War, American Soldiers Fought and Died Here to Defend Our Freedom. ...
The Vietnam War was the longest military conflict in U.S. history.
The Vietnam War was a military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975, involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) in conflict with United States forces and the South Vietnamese army.
The first combat troops arrived in 1965 and we fought the war until the cease-fire of January 1973.
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 First Indochina War Summary
The First Indochina War (also called the French Indochina War) was fought in Southeast Asia from 1946 through 1954 between the nation of France and Vietnam's resistance movement led by Ho Chi Minh, called the Viet Minh.
France's post World War II Fourth Republic governments were weak, unstable and ineffectual, with fourteen prime ministers in succession between the creation of the Fourth Republic in 1947 and the fall of Dien Bien Phu in 1954.
The battle was fought near the village of Dien Bien Phu in northern Vietnam and became the last major battle between the French and the Vietnamese in the First Indochina War.
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  First Indochina War information - Search.com
The First Indochina War (also called the French Indochina War) was fought in Southeast Asia from 1946 through 1954 between the nation of France and the Vietnamese resistance movement led by Ho Chi Minh, called the Viet Minh.
By 1954 the war in Indochina was unpopular with the French public, but the political stagnation of the Fourth Republic meant that France was unable to extract itself from the conflict.
After the war, the Geneva Conference on July 21, 1954 made a provisional division of Vietnam at the 17th parallel, with the north (North Vietnam) being given to the Viet Minh under Ho Chi Minh and the south becoming the State of Vietnam under Emperor Bao Dai.
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  First Indochina War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The First Indochina War (also called the French Indochina War, the French War or the Franco-Vietnamese War) was fought in Indochina between 1946 and 1954 between the imperial forces of the French Republic and the Hồ Chí Minh-led Việt Minh (Vietnam Independence League).
By 1954, the war in Indochina was unpopular with the French public, but the political stagnation of the Fourth Republic meant that France was unable to extract itself from the conflict.
After the war, the Geneva Conference on July 21, 1954 made a provisional division of Vietnam at the 17th parallel, with the north being given to the Việt Minh as the Democratic Republic of Vietnam under Hồ Chí Minh and the south becoming the State of Vietnam under Emperor Bảo Đại.
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 Indochina Wars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Second Indochina War (or "Vietnam War" in the West, or the "American War" in Vietnam) began as a conflict between the United States-backed South and the Communist North, beginning in the late 1950's and lasting until 1975.
The Third Indochina War (or the Sino-Vietnamese War) was a short war fought in February-March 1979 between the People's Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
In the First Indochina War, the Communist North Vietnamese supported by the Communist powers of the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union fought to hold their independence from the French supported by the French loyalist-Vietnamese and the United States, and to liberate the French-controlled south.
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 The Cold War Museum - Vietnam Conflict
In the Vietnam War -- which lasted from the mid-1950s until 1975 -- the United States and the southern-based Republic of Vietnam (RVN) opposed the southern-based revolutionary movement known as the Viet Cong and its sponsor, the Communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam (the DRV, or North Vietnam).
The war was the second of two major conflicts that spread throughout Indochina, with Vietnam as its focal point (see Vietnam).
The First Indochina War was a struggle between Vietnamese nationalists and the French colonial regime aided by the United States.
www.coldwar.org /articles/50s/vietnam_conflict.asp   (137 words)

  
 french indo china
World War II This is perhaps the most complex period to get your head around but this chronology from Ray Sarlin's excellent set set of detailed chronologies of the Vietnam War Timetable will help you a great deal!
The First Indochina War from the excellent set of detailed chronologies of the Vietnam War Timetable compiled by Ray Sarlin.
Cold War in the Far East Lecture which gives a brief, but valuable overview of the impact and influence of the Cold war in the Far east and its contribution to conflicts there, of which Vietnam is the last.
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Sure-the American War in Vietnam captured the attention of the West, but centuries before that Vietnam was scrapping with the Chinese, the Khmers the Chams and the Mongols.
On November 20 1946, triggered by the Hai phong Incident the First Indochina War between Viet Minh and the French forces ensued, lasting until July 20 1954.
The capital of Vietnam is Hanoi (it had served as the capital of French Indochina and North Vietnam), and the largest and most populous city is Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon).
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 The First Indochina War
The nationalists were organized into a political party, the Vietminh, which had been created in 1941 and led ever since by Ho Chi Minh, a communist educated in Paris and Moscow, and a fervent Vietnamese nationalist.
When the war ended in 1945, he began writing President Truman asking for support in his struggle against the French.
And since the economic revival of Western Europe was quickly becoming one of Truman's top priorities, the United States did nothing to stop the French as they moved back into Vietnam in 1946 and began to struggle with the Vietminh to reestablish control over the country.
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 Excite UK - Society - History - By Time Period - Twentieth Century - Wars and Conflicts - Indochina War
Extensive collection of links ralting to the history of the Indochina Wars, and the buildup to American involvement.
Extract from the CNN series "Cold War", covering the decisive battle of Dien Bien Phu.
Brief history of the course of the Indochina War.
www.excite.co.uk /directory/Society/History/By_Time_Period/Twentieth_Century/Wars_and_Conflicts/Indochina_War   (299 words)

  
 First Indochina War 1945-1954
In a major affront to Ho Chi Minh, the French high commissioner for Indochina proclaims a separatist French-controlled government for South Vietnam (Republic of Chochin China).
US aid was to jump from an initial $10 million to exceeding $1,000 million by 1954, 78% of the French war bill, even though all concerned conceded that the war could not be won.
General Giap launches his first major counter offensive against the French and overwhelms French forts in the far north.
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 INDOCHINA ARTICLE LIST
SandT #191 - The First Indochina War, 1946-54: Brian Train
SandT #224 - Indochina Variant: Joseph Miranda (Variant)
Paper Wars #48 - First Indochina War (Decision Games):
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