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Vietnam 1946 : how the war began / Stein Tønnesson ; with a foreword by Philippe Devillers.

By: Tønnesson, Stein.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.From Indochina to Vietnam: v. 3.Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource.ISBN: 0520944607 (electronic bk.); 9780520944602 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Indochinese War, 1946-1954 | Indochinese War, 1946-1954 -- Causes | Vietnam -- History -- 1945-1975 | France -- Relations -- Vietnam | Vietnam -- Relations -- France | China -- Relations -- Vietnam | Vietnam -- Relations -- ChinaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 959.704/11 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
A clash of republics -- The Chinese trap -- Modus vivendi -- Massacre -- The French trap -- Who turned out the lights? -- If only -- Glossary.
Summary: Stein Tønnesson explores the antecedents of the Vietnam War back to 1946 when at the end of the world war, French administrators returned to their protectorates in South East Asia, & found themselves challenged by a new political nationalism that drew inspiration from the Russian & Chinese revolutions.
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"A Philip E. Lilienthal book in Asian studies"--Jacket flap.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

A clash of republics -- The Chinese trap -- Modus vivendi -- Massacre -- The French trap -- Who turned out the lights? -- If only -- Glossary.

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Stein Tønnesson explores the antecedents of the Vietnam War back to 1946 when at the end of the world war, French administrators returned to their protectorates in South East Asia, & found themselves challenged by a new political nationalism that drew inspiration from the Russian & Chinese revolutions.

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Trnnesson (director, International Peace Institute, Oslo) has produced an excellent new volume examining the origins of the French-Indochinese conflict. This book is the fruition of years of archival research and personal interviews conducted by the author. Trnnesson's work focuses on the critical year of 1946, covering the sequence of agreements, misunderstandings, and conflicting interests that eventually led to war between France and the Vietminh. The author frequently references the concept of a "tragic arc" of history. He explores, rather than an inevitable conflict for the diminishing and humiliated French empire, missed opportunities that resulted in a tragic and perhaps avoidable war. Trnnesson displays a thorough understanding of French, Vietnamese, and Chinese interests and motivations, as well as of internal conflicts within French and Vietnamese leadership circles. A groundbreaking work, likely to become the preeminent version of the genesis of the conflict. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty. D. R. Graber Wayne State College

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