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1) Dienbienphu. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French military base, N Vietnam, near the Laos border. It was the scene in 1954 of the last great battle between the French and the Viet Minh forces of Ho Chi Minh...

2) Mendes-France, Pierre. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...World War II he was a pilot in the Free French forces. Popular as a democratic leader, he became premier in 1954 after the French defeat at Dienbienphu. At the Geneva...

3) Giap, Vo Nguyen. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...North Vietnam and later of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. A nationalist, he joined the Vietnamese Communist party in the 1930s, later joining Ho Chi Minh in China....

4) Vietnam War. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Vietnam War, conflict in Southeast Asia, primarily fought in South Vietnam between government forces aided by the United States and guerrilla forces aided by North...

5) Ho Chi Minh. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Chi Minh, (ho che min) (KEY) , 1890-1969, Vietnamese nationalist leader, president of North Vietnam (1954-69), and one of the most influential political leaders of...

6) siege. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The history of siegecraft parallels the development of fortification and, later, artillery. In early times battering rams and bores were employed to break down the...

7) Indochina. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French colony of Cochin China and the French protectorates of Tonkin, Annam, Laos, and Cambodia (Cochin China, Tonkin, and Annam were later united to form Vietnam)....

8) Eisenhower, Dwight David. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...American general and 34th President of the United States, b. Denison, Tex.; his nickname was "Ike." 1 Early CareerWhen he was two years old, his family moved to Abilene,...

9) guerrilla warfare. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...When guerrillas obey the laws of conventional warfare they are entitled, if captured, to be treated as ordinary prisoners of war; however, they are often executed...

10) Vietnam. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Socialist Republic of Vietnam, republic (1995 est. pop. 74,393,000), 128,400 sq mi (332,642 sq km), Southeast Asia. Occupying the eastern coastline of the Southeast...

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