Vietnamese forces confronted french forces at dienbienphu, led by ho chi minh. Question of what would happen to indochina (would it join the western camp or the soviet. The french found themselves surrounded and suffered a defeat. This defeat ended french colonial presence there camp) An international commission would be set up in laos, cambodia, and vietnam for establishing and maintaining peace (iccs) Supposed to supervise a cease fire and see the withdrawal of foreign forces. Supposed to hold an election in two years to reunite north and south vietnam. At the time, the eventual development of the vietnam war was not yet clear. International commission for supervision and control in vietnam (icc) The icc in vietnam created a lot of controversy, especially because of the war. There were some concerns in the 1950s and 60s that canada was too dependent on the. Hugely expensive project, ( million) funded by both the us and canada, though us covered.