Kathryn C. Statler

in Replacing France

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124407
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134772 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter discusses the American intervention in Vietnam, which began with an alliance known as the Franco-American alliance. It looks at the events that led to the formation of this alliance, especially the 1954 Geneva Conference, which represented both an end to the French military fight and a beginning to the American commitment to Vietnam. It is important to note that it was in 1950 when the first steps toward significant American involvement began.

Keywords: American intervention; Vietnam; Franco-American alliance; 1954 Geneva Conference; French military; American commitment; 1950

Chapter.  4541 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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