(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War

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To fight against Communist groups in Laos and Vietnam, CIA operatives begin clandestine activities in Laos in 1953, and eventually form alliances with the Hmong, who are led by Major General Vang Pao (Royal Lao Army). Such covert war-making, known…

In 9 November 1953, the Pathet Lao begins its conflict with the Kingdom of Laos, signaling the start of both the Laotian Civil War and the Second Indochina War (referred to in the U.S. as the Vietnam War).

On 22 October 1953, the Franco-Lao Treaty of Amity and Association was signed, recognizing Laos as a fully independent and sovereign state under the control of the Royal Lao government.

As war between France and Vietnam escalates, the Viet Minh’s People’s Army of Vietnam invades the northeastern part of the French Protectorate of Laos on 12 April 1953. This provides the opportunity for the Pathet Lao to establish a "resistance…

The French assembly passes the Elysée Agreement on 29 January 1950, granting limited autonomy to the Associated States of Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia) within the French Union.

Norodom Suramarit, father of Norodom Sihanouk, becomes King of Cambodia from 3 March 1955 until his death on 3 April 1960.

Norodom Sihanouk becomes prime minister of Cambodia on 15 September 1955 after his political organization, Sangkum, wins 83% of the votes in a national election.

Facing domestic opposition from the Democratic Party, Norodom Sihanouk abdicates on 2 March 1955.

Cambodia gains independence from France on 9 November 1953 and becomes the Kingdom of Cambodia.

In 1956-1957, Ngô Đinh Diệm uses emergency powers to crackdown on Việt Minh suspects and other dissidents in South Việt Nam. Meanwhile, Communist insurgent activity in South Việt Nam begins, with the decision to organize thirty-seven armed…
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