RECENT HISTORY In 1956, when The French High Command for Indochina was dissolved, Vietnam officially gained independence. The French forces had begun the process of withdrawal from the country two years earlier after losing a significant battle against The League for the Independence of Vietnam (Việt Minh), the organization that led the struggle for Vietnamese independence. 1954 Geneva Accords divided the country into two separate republics; the Republic of Vietnam (South) and the Democratic Republic...Read More
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