Last Act in Indo-China

May 1955
New Republic;5/16/55, Vol. 132 Issue 20, p10
The article discusses the intrigue and factionalism in Vietnam. The article says that it is difficult to convey the atmosphere presently. Courtesy may be mistaken for evasion, pride for suspicion and the fear of persecution for persecution itself. The war in Vietnam did not begin as a Communist war, and every Vietnamese, in the South as well as the North, welcomed the victory of Premier Dien Bien Phu at heart. The Lao Dong Party, which is purely Communist, controls the government, but there is the semblance of a national front, the Lien Viet, including such minority groups as the Dan Chu which might in happier times have corresponded to the British Labour Party.


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