By Stein Tonnesson, Philippe Devillers
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Extra info for Vietnam 1946: How the War Began
Aer a series of initial defeats, the Vietnamese military forces in the south regrouped and adopted the strategy and tactics of a protracted guerrilla struggle. While seeking to repress the insurgents in the south, the French engaged in parallel talks with Chiang Kai-shek’s government in Chongqing and the DRV government in Hanoi with a view to obtaining the withdrawal of all Chinese troops from northern Indochina, so that French forces could return to the only part of the French empire that had not yet been reoccupied.
Ere was no party newspaper aer Truong Chinh’s Co Giai Phong was closed down, just a theoretical monthly review, Su at, which was so theoretical that its real impact is likely to have been limited. 22 In reality, however, the reason was the need to reassure the Chinese occupation authorities. is was difﬁcult, but ultimately successful. While Chiang Kaishek engaged in open warfare with the communists in China, his forces in northern Indochina tolerated the communist-dominated DRV and encouraged cooperation between it and the anticommunist parties VNQDD and Dong Minh Hoi.
E alignment of forces inside Indochina was favorable to the Viet Minh’s cause. A majority of the people were united in support of independence. e alignment of forces internationally, however, was not similarly beneﬁcial. No foreign country even considered recognizing the DRV; it took many a long time even to learn of its existence. 14 General de Gaulle’s French government le no doubt about its intention to dispatch an expeditionary force and to reestablish French rule in Indochina. De Gaulle made known immediately aer the Japanese surrender that he had appointed Admiral Georges ierry d’Argenlieu as high commissioner and General Leclerc as commander of a French expeditionary force.