The Geneva Conference 1954. The Fate of Indochina – (Stanley Karnow). The Long Haul. 74 days of discussion and debate Atmosphere of distrust and tension Vietminh’s officials avoided Boa Dai’s reps, boycotted the French, negotiated eventually through the Chinese
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The Geneva Conference 1954
The Fate of Indochina – (Stanley Karnow)
Covert negotiations between China & France
China’s main aim: deny US pretext to intervene
This may mean sacrificing Vietminh objectives
Divided Vietnam ok w/ China – keeps them weak
Doesn’t want Vietminh to control Laos & Cambodia
France’s main aim: end war, cease fire.
Mendes-France promises France he’ll find settlement or he’ll leave gov’t
Gives himself 4 wks