Ch 3: The First Indochina War

About This Chapter

The video lessons in this chapter will help you gain the essential information you need to know about the First Indochina War. Quizzes throughout the chapter will give you ample opportunity to test your knowledge of the subject.

The First Indochina War - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

In this chapter, you will learn about the events and people tied to the First Indochina War. This war between France and the Viet Minh is a vital part of history leading to the United States' involvement in Vietnam. Instructors engage with you through video lessons to teach you about this war, and quizzes can be taken to test your comprehension of the topics. The information in this chapter includes:

  • The timeline of events during the Indochina War
  • How the Indochina War acted as a precursor to U.S. involvement in Vietnam
  • What tactics were used by the French in the war
  • How Vo Nguyen Giap became an important military and political figure in Vietnam

Video Objective
Significant Events in the First Indochina War Examine the timeline of events for the First Indochina War lasting from 1946 to 1954
First Indochina War: Battle of Dien Bien Phu & the Geneva Conference Identify the causes and resolution of the war, as well as how it led to American intervention
France's Leadership & Tactics in the First Indochina War Appraise the strategies used by French commanders in the war and the birth of the first parachute battalions
Leadership & Role of Vo Nguyen Giap in the First Indochina War Analyze the leadership of Vo Nguyen Giap both politically and militarily

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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