(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War

11 May 1947 - Laos' first constitution declares it to be an independent state within the French Union, and officially recognizes all ethnic groups, including Hmong, to be citizens

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11 May 1947 - Laos' first constitution declares it to be an independent state within the French Union, and officially recognizes all ethnic groups, including Hmong, to be citizens

Description

The first constitution of Laos, written by popularly elected Lao delegates under French supervision, is put into effect on 11 May 1947. It declares Laos to be an independent state within the French Union, and also officially recognizes all ethnic groups, including the Hmong, as citizens of Laos.

Date

1947-05-11

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Citation

“11 May 1947 - Laos' first constitution declares it to be an independent state within the French Union, and officially recognizes all ethnic groups, including Hmong, to be citizens,” (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War, accessed December 16, 2018, http://vietnamwar.neatline-uva.org/items/show/122.