Maintaining a Presence

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:
Maintaining a Presence

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This chapter discusses how the French struggled to redefine their relationship with Saigon after being “evicted” by the Americans from South Vietnam. At the same time, the French aimed to maintain a separate presence in North Vietnam. By 1960 the French had made a surprising comeback in the South, but had disappeared from North Vietnam. However, as they tried to maintain institutions in both the North and South, they were accused on all sides of conspiring with the enemy.

Keywords: French; Saigon; South Vietnam; North Vietnam; comeback; institutions; separate presence

Chapter.  12651 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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