History 218January 29/30, 2008Discussion Handout 3Key Terms (8-9)Visions of VictoryViet BacMekong ValleyVo Nguyen GiapRed River DeltaJean de Lattre de TassignyBorder OffensiveHuman Wave AttacksTechnological GapGuerilla WarOverextension of ForcesDien Bien PhuSquaring the CirclePierre Mendès-FranceState of VietnamBao Dai SolutionHao BinhLaosHenri NavarreJohn Foster DullesAsian Cold Warla jaunissementDiscussion Questions1.Guerilla Strategy: What were the three phases of Giap’s guerilla war strategy? In what ways did this strategy emphasize Vietnamese strengths and expose French weaknesses? What strategic and tactical errors were made by the French in their struggle with the Vietminh? Did the ultimate outcome of the war reflect a real military victory for the Vietnamese or the loss of French political will?2.Dien Bien Phu: Both Navarre and Giap saw Dien Bien Phu as a trap for the other. Why did
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