United States History and GovernmentKailua HIgh SchoolSocial Studies Requirement2018-2019Cody TanakaPeriod 4March 1, 2019Geneva Conference Summary- VietnamThere were many different perspectives at the Geneva Conference in May 1954, and for Vietnam, their independence was at stake. Though the independence of a free, united Vietnam was guaranteed on the battlefield, it must be secured at the conference table. Historically, Vietnam requested aid from the US to gain freedom from France. The US denied help, so Vietnam has gained independence with the support from China, a communist nation. Ultimately, Vietnam wants the Allied Nations to recognize their independence, but because China helped them, the US denies recognition. In order to achieve their objectives, Vietnam will try to persuade the other delegations like France, to stop attempting to reclaim their land, the United Nations to recognize Vietnam’s independence, and to end fighting because if it continues, Vietnam’s morale will grow stronger as the French’s morale withers.
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Communism, Communist state, People's Republic of China, Laos