1. dlnewhouse

    partition of French Indo-China

    Is there any book that covers the partition of French Indo-China into Cambodia and Vietnam?
  2. M

    First Indochina War: Viet Minh get Modern Equipment

    At the start of the First Indochina War, the Viet Minh (which would latter become North Vietnam) get the following equipment: -100k Sets of the Interceptor Multi-Threat Body Armor System (with the Improved Outer Tactical Vest) -5k FIM-92 Stinger Launchers! (Comes with instruction manuals)...
  3. Futurist

    Why was Communism much more popular in Indochina than in the rest of Southeast Asia?

    Why was Communism much more popular in Indochina than in the rest of Southeast Asia? After all, Communists managed to seize power in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia during the Cold War but not in any other Southeast Asian countries. Indeed, while Communists even managed to bleed and exhaust the...
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    Can Indo-China border be solved by

    Accepting Aksai Chin as part of China and obtaining recognition of Arunachal as part of India apart from obtaining the small patch of land connecting India to Kailash Parvat, Mansarovar territory to be ceded to India. India could continue the status quo on Tibet.
  5. robto

    Was the American military intervention in Indochina ever Justified?

    Was American military intervention in Vietnam and the rest of Indochina during the 1960s and 1970s ever justified? Even from a retrospective analysis, what role had the French Indochinese war and the Vietminh movement, in the context of the wider "cold war" between USA and the Soviet Union? In...
  6. M

    How did the teachings of Sun Tzu affect the outcome of the Indochina/Vietnam Wars?

    I've heard Vo Nguyen Giap was a big fan of Sun Tzu, but in what scale did Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" affect the outcome of the Indochina Wars and the Vietnam War? Did Tzu play a significant role in the wars? What techniques and teachings of Tzu did the sides apply to their general strategy and...
  7. EmperorTigerstar

    Japanese Occupation of French Indochina

    In September of 1940, Japan occupied Northern French Indochina. By that, did they occupy Annam and Laos or just the border regions? And also, when did they take control of the southern portion of the Vichy colony? I can't find much data on this.
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    Existence of Malayo-Polynesian people in Indochina

    I'm very curious about this. How did Malayo-Polynesian people like Champa et al. manage to exist in today's Indochina? Those people are rather removed from Indonesia and the Philippines.
  9. Underlankers

    The First Indochina War:

    This was the *first* attempt by a European-style army to contend with the particular nationalist Communism of Ho Chih Minh, beginning in 1946 and lasting to 1954. This war was a long, sordid, ugly little thing just like the French war in Algeria, but it was to witness the peculiar phenomenon of...
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    The First Indo-China War

    Link It's that time again, the yearly celebration (memorialization?) of the outbreak of the First Indo-China War. The first question, was Ho Chi Minh a communist? Was he a nationalist? Was he both? Give me sources people! ;) Second, what was the communist role in Vietnam? Some place...
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    The Cold War's effect on Indochina to 1945

    So, what effect did the Cold War have on the proceedings in Indochina up to 1945? As far as I can gather, it was basically just because it was communism vs non-communism that the Americans and Russians took sides and used it as a proxy war.
  12. M

    Indo-China and U.S foreign policy

    hello, it would be good if you people could answer my following questions... 1) In 1949 the us state department foreign ministry produced a white paper dealing with the communist take over china. What were the main points by dean acheson in this white paper? 2) What was McCathiyism and how...
  13. M

    US helps France in Indochina

    We provided them with massive material aid, but what do you think would have happened if we took an active part in the 40s and 50s? Assuming, of course, that France let us. I figure (possibly with some idealism and naivete) that we would have given the active aid with strings attached-for...