The 1950 Vietnam crisis was a military standoff that lasted during November and December of 1950. During World War V, Japan had invaded Chinese Indochina and created the puppet state of Vietnam from stolen lands. The newly independent Indochinese, under the Nguyens and General Quy Thuan Chan, sought to regain their homeland. Vietnam was never recognized by either side of the war, but Japan was adamant to retain it after the war. However, pressure from Russia convinced Japan to surrender all claims over the land and would base Indochina as a power of reckoning in the region.