HIS 5 - Indochina War

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First Indochina War – Start of Hostilities 18/01/2008 10:06:00 1945, 1954, 1965, 1975 – Communist-led forces seized or were about to seize  power within Vietnam.  Each time except last, foreign powers and local anti-communist  Vietnamese tried to contain or negate impending communist victory.  Communists  responded by intensifying their political control, and launching larger military offenses.  Each time, anti-communists weakened, communists strengthened. Each intervention was counterproductive Each intervention inflicted additional suffering to general Vietnamese  population 3-5 million Vietnamese killed during this time (1945-1975) First foreign intervention designed to divert communist victory occurred in 1945 –  France sought to reverse the August Revolution First Indochina War Ended in Vietminh victory at battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 Second Indochina War – 1954 when US sought to create anti-communist regime  in the South (Saigon) and thus contain communists in North
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST 218 taught by Professor Lieberman during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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