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Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965

Pierre Asselin


When Ho Chi Minh and the Communist leadership of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN) agreed to the 1954 Geneva accords, ending the eight-year Franco-Indochinese War, they never imagined that within a decade they would be engaged in an even bigger conflict against the United States. Based on new documentary evidence from Vietnam, this study describes the Communist path to the Vietnam War. Specifically, it relates the thinking on national reunification of DRVN leaders from the creation of North and South Vietnam in July 1954 to the onset of American military intervention in March 1965. It ... More

Keywords: Vietnam, Vietnam War, Geneva accords, Hanoi, Democratic Republic of Vietnam, North Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, Cold War, Indochina War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520276123
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520276123.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pierre Asselin, author