How did Vietnam get independence from France?
Under the Geneva Agreements, France agreed to withdraw its troops from Indochina, and agreed to the independence of South Vietnam and North Vietnam on December 29, 1954.
What was the outcome of the war for France and Vietnam?
The Viet Minh victory at Dien Bien Phu signaled the end of French colonial influence in Indochina and cleared the way for the division of Vietnam along the 17th parallel at the conference of Geneva.
Why did the French lose the Battle of Dien Bien Phu?
Arrogance. Ignorance. Poor planning. These were the weapons with which French commanders fought the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, and with which they ensured their own defeat.
What were the causes of the French defeat in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu?
(i) The valley where French garrisons were located flooded in the monsoon. (ii) The area was covered with bushes, making it difficult for the troops and tanks to move, or trace the Vietminh anti-aircraft guns hidden in the jungle. (iii) Supplies and reinforcements could not reach the French garrison.
When did Vietnam separate from France?
The Second Indochina War, 1954-1975, grew out of the long conflict between France and Vietnam. In July 1954, after one hundred years of colonial rule, a defeated France was forced to leave Vietnam.