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Seeds of Conflict 1954-1975 - Vietnam was divided into two countries, North Vietnam (the Democratic Republic of Vietnam) and South Vietnam (the Republic of Vietnam). After its defeat at Bien Dien Phu, France signed an independence agreement with the victorious Viet Minh in Geneva. Vietnam would be divided by a demilitarised zone (the DMZ), with the French withdrawing their forces from Vietnam north of the zone and the Viet Minh withdrawing their forces from the south.

With the logistic and military help of the Chinese, the Viet Minh had moved 50,000 regular troops into the hills surrounding the valley, tot...

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Post WWII-This colonial war between the French Union's Expeditionary Corps and Hồ Chí Minh's Việt Minh guerrillas turned into a Cold War crisis in January 1950. The communist Việt Minh received support from the newly proclaimed People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union, while France and the newly created Vietnamese National Army received support from the United States.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsiR6iMzn | Vietnam War Bicycles | Bikes were used in the military by the Viet Minh and Viet Cong from 1946 to 1974. Here is a great quote from Harrison Salisbury, addressing Senator William Fulbright and the United States Senate Foreigh Relations Committee, in October, 1967: Salisbury: