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French reactions to American involvement in Vietnam.

Joseph W. Annunziata

French reactions to American involvement in Vietnam.

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Published by Documentary Research Division, Aerospace Studies Institute, Air University in [Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Public opinion -- France.,
  • United States -- Foreign opinion, French.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 89-93.

    SeriesAir University documentary research study, AU-204-66-ASI
    ContributionsUnited States. Aerospace Studies Institute. Documentary Research Division.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 93 p. :
    Number of Pages93
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22443359M

      Battle against oblivion: the defeat that ended French colonial rule in Vietnam Dien Bien Phu was a disaster for France but today little is left of the key sites that were so bitterly contested. Vietnam divided Geneva Accords South Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem North Vietnam Viet Cong US involvement Sino-Soviet involvement. The Vietnam War Lyndon Johnson Gulf of Tonkin incident Escalation Tet Offensive Soldiers’ lives in Vietnam My Lai massacre Vietnamisation Anti-war movements Australian involvement. The end and the future Peace talks The. Imperialism and Colonialism. The Vietnam War has roots in Vietnam’s centuries of domination by imperial and colonial powers—first China, which ruled ancient Vietnam, and then France, which took control of Vietnam in the late s and established French the early s, nationalist movements emerged in Vietnam, demanding more self-governance and less French influence.


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From onward, Indochina was no longer France’s problem (Algeria would take its place), while the United States took over the burden of confining the communist/nationalist Viet Minh’s gains to Vietnam north of the 17 th parallel—a burden that gradually increased to direct involvement over the next decade.

Before being killed in Vietnam inhe wrote eight books that many claim are some of the best history books about the French War and the beginnings of the Vietnam War.

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The US aggressively urged its French allies to adhere to the war effort rather than seek a negotiated solution. brought continued stalemate, despite ongoing fighting. The U.S. wanted Ngo Dinh Diem, a viable leader in South Vietnam to the anti-communist Americans, to remain in power in South Vietnam and so sent support, including military advisers.

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