The First Vietnam War: Colonial Conflict and Cold War Crisis

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How did the conflict between Vietnamese nationalists and French colonial rulers erupt into a major Cold War struggle between communism and Western liberalism? In this illuminating work, leading scholars examine various dimensions of the struggle between France and Vietnamese revolutionaries that began in 1945 and reached its climax at Dien Bien Phu. Taken together, the essays enable us to understand the origins of the later American war in Indochina by positioning Vietnam at the center of the clash between East and West and ...

The First Vietnam War: Colonial Conflict and Cold War Crisis 2007, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674023925

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