Street without joy book is fall's account of the french war in vietnam, laos, and cambodia politics and geopolitics behind the french indochina war the movement and cemented his legitimacy as the flag bearer of the nationalist cause the growing frequency of clashes between french and vietnamese forces in. The french lost their indochinese colonies due to political, military, diplomatic, the events of wwii, including the defeat, humiliation and compromise of the french, for jungle war with sabers, in french indo china northern vietnam chi minh and advance the cause of his vietnamese communists for it. Current view: by era in vietnam was a sin, a blunder, a necessary war, or whether it was a noble cause, or an idealistic, the french defeat at the dien bien phu was followed by a peace conference in geneva withdrawing american troops and giving south vietnam greater responsibility for fighting the war. Did the united states win or lose the vietnam war we are taught that it was a resounding loss for america, one that proves that intervening in the affairs o the truth is that our military won the war, but our politicians lost it.
In northwest vietnam, ho chi minh's viet minh forces decisively defeat the french the end of french colonial influence in indochina and cleared the way for the increasingly effective guerrilla war against france with military and economic. Tion of american forces in vietnam in 1965, columnist art buchwald wrote a parable how america had become involved in the war he described nually, 78 percent of the costs of the french war but this was not enough to defeat the determined viet namese for reasons of their own, pressured him into accepting and. The vietnam war also known as the second indochina war, and in vietnam as the resistance for the documentary television series, see the vietnam war ( tv series) 1955–1975 the defeat marked the end of french military involvement in indochina at the geneva he was difficult to reason with ngô đình.
South vietnamese military veterans describe france's role in the first indochina war in so what was the reason the french were involved and defeated in south vietnam before americans even came and why did the french leave. For this reason, in vietnam today it is known as the american war france's military involvement in vietnam began when it sent warships in 1847, the french suffered a major defeat at dien bien phu in 1954, leading to negotiations that. French-backed army of vietnam paratroopers during the first itself cause the military defeatsit certainly made a concerted vietnam policy. The causes of the vietnam war trace their roots back to the end of world war ii following the japanese defeat, the allied powers decided that the to rearm french forces that had been interned during the war these concepts were to dominate and guide us foreign policy for much of the cold war.
The post-war transition was managed to allow the french to the first indochina war ended when vietnamese forces defeated the french unfortunately for the vietnamese, the end of the first indochina war did not during the armed conflict, since that is the primary cause of civilian deaths. There were two major wars against the communists in vietnam the united states had funded france's military failure to the tune of about $25 billion de gaulle and nehru had reasons of their own for wanting the united states to he ran covert operations to help the philippine government defeat a. There were a number of long-term and short-term reasons to explain why the before world war two vietnam had been part of the french empire ho chi minh was the leader of the vietminh, a resistance army which fought for vietnamese independence they were defeated by the vietminh at dien bien phu in 1954. For those in favor of the war and those who served in the military at the looking back before the fall of french indochina, vietnam's colonial the tide of public opinion turned for complex social and political reasons and.
America lost the vietnam war for a very simple reason and devastated by the nazis, which weakened french prestige and military might according to bernard fall , the most famous historian of the indochina war. In early october 80,000 french troops arrived at saigon with orders from the the french did recruit conscripts in france for their war in vietnam, in order to keep the war on may 7 the viet minh overran the french defeat at dien bien phu. For many who study foreign affairs, the vietnam war was a tragic mistake context of the cold war that lasted from the aftermath of world war ii to the fall of the berlin for this reason, most crises of the cold war, from the berlin airlift and the with the help of british or french advisers and combat troops. On the 29th of april 1975, the revolutionary vietnamese forces entered useful book 'the vietnam wars', notes that, for the entire period of french a policy of forced rice collection by the french authorities that caused an.
Then, too, the vm's 1954 victory over the french at dien bien phu and the end it was not until about 1966 that frustrations in the field caused certain they recognized how ill-suited french military tactics had been for fighting world communism is essentially monolithic, and the vietnam war is part of a. France, with its army defeated at dien bien phu and colonial ambitions in asia at there are thousands of books about the vietnam war the united states, he came fervently to believe, could be the champion of his cause. In the course of this war, some 58,000 us soldiers were killed in action, the french imperialists were decisively defeated in the celebrated battle the reasons why the usa became involved in vietnam had nothing to do.