Modus Vivendi

Stein Tønnesson

in Vietnam 1946

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780520256026
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944602 | DOI:
Modus Vivendi

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The modus vivendi was enclosed with eleven articles which contains the following: an outline of the conditions for Franco-Vietnamese cooperation in the economic, cultural, diplomatic, and military fields. But apart from the cease-fire and a promise from both sides to respect democratic liberties, it did not include new concessions. It was predetermined that a definitive round of negotiations should be prepared once the institutions of the French Fourth Republic had been put in place by January 1947. During the last weeks before the cease-fire prescribed in the modus vivendi agreement entered into force on October 30, the Viet Minh initiated a military offensive. On October 26, d'Argenlieu reported a serious attack on the city of My Tho, southwest of Saigon. By the end of October, Devillers affirms, the Viet Minh held practically three-quarters of Cochinchina.

Keywords: Franco-Vietnamese; modus vivendi; agreement; Viet Minh; military

Chapter.  20636 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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