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Department
History
Course
HIS311Y1
Professor
Chris Pennington
Semester
Winter

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thHIS311 The end of the Golden Age Tuesday January 24 201219531957Commitments in Indochina 1954 Ho chi Minh DienbienphuVietnamese forces confronted French forces at Dienbienphu led by Ho Chi MinhThe French found themselves surrounded and suffered a defeatThis defeat ended French colonial presence thereQuestion of what would happen to Indochina would it join the western camp or the Soviet camp Geneva Conference AprilJune 1954An international commission would be set up in Laos Cambodia and Vietnam for establishing and maintaining peaceICCs Supposed to supervise a cease fire and see the withdrawal of foreign forcesSupposed to hold an election in two years to reunite north and south VietnamWould decide who would sit on the commissions Canada was chosen as one of three to sit on the Vietnam ICC o One had to rep
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