The Indochina War was a major Cold War-era hot war, fought between the French Fourth Republic and the communist nationalists that organized as the Viet Minh. In the later years of the war, the French were backed heavily by MacArthur's United States, which helped tip the balance in favor of the French would would go on to consolidate victory over all of Indochina despite opposition.
The French had ruled in Indochina, which constituted the modern nations of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, since the mid-1800s. This rule was broken during World War II, when Japan occupied...
Raoul Salan and US Aid
One of the major turning points in the war was the decision to place Raoul Salan, a
Eventual independence transition
New strongman republics under US control