Vietnam - Background

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  • Created on: 18-03-15 00:36


Back to the War

  • French forces fought against the Vietminh between 1946-54

Final blow to the French came in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu. Viet Minh used Guerilla tactics to successfully defeat the French forces...


  • French - 11,000 dead
  • Viet Minh won with help from Communists - China and USSR
  • Small Asian state defeated big European power
  • Geneva conference

Geneva Conference

Vietnam temporarily divided (North and South) along something called the 17th parallel.

North to be controlled by Ho Chi Minh…


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