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First Indochina War Flashcards

First Indochina War Flashcards
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Reason behind the Geneva Conference agreement to have an election in Vietnam in July 1956
Reunification
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French strategy to prevent the Viet Minh from taking control of Laos
The French provided a large presence at Dien Bien Phu to defend Route 19.
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Countries that supported the Viet Minh
China and the Soviet Union
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Elysee Agreement
It created the non-communist Vietnam State under the leadership of Emperor Bao Dai.
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The International Commission for Supervision and Control
The overseer of the treaty that was signed at the Geneva conference.
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The Geneva Conference and Vietnam
The negotiation that resulted in temporarily splitting Vietnam into two parts. The two parts were the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV), which was communist, and the State of Vietnam, which was non-communist.
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Battle of Dien Bien Phu
Battle that led to the Viet Minh's victory over France; March - May, 1954.
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Reason for the French success at the battle of Haiphong
The French naval fleet was strong.
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Last European country to control Vietnam
France
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Japanese occupation of Indochina
One of the factors that led to Ho Chi Minh declaring independence for Vietnam
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You can use this flashcard set to study for an exam on the First Indochina War. The cards cover the Vietnamese declaration of independence from France following Japanese occupation of Indochina. Some of the key battles you'll review include the Battle of Haiphong, in which the French were successful, as well as the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, which secured a Viet Minh victory. You'll also see how, as a result of these battles, international leaders decided to temporarily divide Vietnam into communist and non-communists states under the direction of an international committee, but the U.S. opposed this solution.

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Japanese occupation of Indochina
One of the factors that led to Ho Chi Minh declaring independence for Vietnam
Last European country to control Vietnam
France
Reason for the French success at the battle of Haiphong
The French naval fleet was strong.
Battle of Dien Bien Phu
Battle that led to the Viet Minh's victory over France; March - May, 1954.
The Geneva Conference and Vietnam
The negotiation that resulted in temporarily splitting Vietnam into two parts. The two parts were the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV), which was communist, and the State of Vietnam, which was non-communist.
The International Commission for Supervision and Control
The overseer of the treaty that was signed at the Geneva conference.
Elysee Agreement
It created the non-communist Vietnam State under the leadership of Emperor Bao Dai.
Countries that supported the Viet Minh
China and the Soviet Union
French strategy to prevent the Viet Minh from taking control of Laos
The French provided a large presence at Dien Bien Phu to defend Route 19.
Reason behind the Geneva Conference agreement to have an election in Vietnam in July 1956
Reunification
French strategy to quickly move troops to needed locations during the First Indochina War
Paratroopers were used to drop troops where needed.
Geographical line where Vietnam was split into communist and non-communist states
17th Parallel
Battle that ended the First Indochina War
Dien Bien Phu
Role of napalm in the First Indochina War
Using napalm, the French were able to firebomb surfaces from the air.
Pierre Mendès-France
The Prime Minister of France, who opposed the war and negotiated its end.
Vo Nguyen Giap
Giap was the Viet Minh general who successfully defeated France in the First Indochina War.
Vo Nguyen Giap's inspiration to use guerilla tactics in the First Indochina War
Chinese Communist Mao Zedong (can also be written as Mao Tse Tung)
Vo Nguyen Giap's opinion about large numbers of casualties
He felt that high death rates were acceptable in the fight for independence.
The key to success in the war with France and the U.S., according to Giap
Giap felt that endurance over a long period of time would eventually result in victory.
Giap's expectations of Vietnamese citizens during the First Indochina War
All citizens were expected to support the Viet Minh.
People who made up the Viet Minh
The Viet Minh were a combination of traditional military and private citizens.

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