1945-1973 Canada and Vietnam

Canada's respected Vietnam's right of self-determination


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+ Background: French colonialism in Vietnam    

Resistance to foreign invaders has been part of the Vietnamese national identity for at least 2,000 years.

+ 1949 Run-up to the Vietnam War    

With the communist victory in China, the US starts worrying about communists, France tries a compromise, and Canada sticks to its principles.

+ 1954 Geneva armistice    

The international community re-divides Vietnam. The south goes to France ... at first.

+ 1954-1973 Canada in Vietnam    

Canada stays in Vietnam and out of the war. Canada consistently refused to support the US actions in Vietnam, based on expressed priorities and principles.