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Replacing FranceThe Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam$

Kathryn C. Statler

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124407

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124407.001.0001

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Replacing France
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Seven years of war were required for our “enemies” to chase us out of North Vietnam. One and a half years of “solidarity” with our allies were sufficient for them to chase us out of South Vietnam.

—Maurice Duverger, Le Monde, March 21, 1956