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Replacing FranceThe Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam$
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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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The Franco-American Alliance and Vietnam

(p.1) Introduction
Replacing France

Kathryn C. Statler

University Press of Kentucky

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

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