France, the Vietminh and the Domino Theory (concise)

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During the Second World War (1939 - 1945)

  • The French rule within Vietnam was opposed by a group called the Vietminh (founded in 1941 by Ho Chi Minh and Nguyen Vo Giap).
  • The Vietminh used the Japanese invasion of Indochina (1940) as an opportunity to overthrow the French and Japanese.
  • The Vietminh were aided by the US Intelligence Service who equipped and trained their guerilla forces.
  • The Japanese were defeated in WWII and were forced to withdraw from Indochina in 1945.

Post - war Vietnam (1945)

  • Ho Chi Minh occupied the cities of Hanoi and Saigon and it was declared that Vietnam was a new independent and democratic republic.
  • This was short-lived as the French


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