By Edward Rice Maximin
During this cautious historic research, Edward Rice-Maximin files the reactions of the French Left to the 1st Indochina warfare, 1944-1954. not like earlier works, which dealt completely with the politics of the French Communists, this e-book is without doubt one of the first to accommodate the full French left and to concentration at once at the function of the Socialists.
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It also brought in its wake a number of anti-Vietminh groups but did little to disturb the DRV's existence. In Cochinchina, a British army (made up mostly of Indian troops) entered under General Douglas Gracey, a typical colonial officer who flatly refused to work with the DRV authorities in Saigon. When the Vietnamese responded with a series of strikes, he instituted martial law. Then, he released French colonial troops from Japanese prisons, enabling Colonel Jean Cedille, on 22-23 September, to conduct a fast and brutal coup d'etat.
The other overseas peoples had only "equality under the law" and the right to elect local assemblies. The Communists (who favored greater overseas autonomy) generally liked the provisions more than the Socialists (who continued to stress overseas assimilation to the Metropole) or the MRP (who feared that increased autonomy would rapidly lead to total independence). " The Negotiations 35 Communists made the sharpest attacks on the colonial system and proposed the strongest reforms, including the nationalization of the "colonial trusts" (including the Banque d'Indochine), a radical purging of all "Vichyite personnel" in the colonial service, and a bold program of industrial and technological development overseas.
124; Walter LeFeber, "Roosevelt, Churchill and Indochina, 1942-1945," American Historical Review, December 1975, pp. 1277-1295; Edward R. Drachman, United States Policy Toward Vietnam. 1940-1945. Rutherford, N. , 1970. An angry De Gaulle told Ambassador Jefferson Caffery that American refusals to transport a French Expeditionary Corps to Southeast Asia might drive France into the Soviet orbit. ") See FRUS, 1945, VI, Far East (FE), Caffery, 13, 24 March, pp. 300, 302; H. Freeman Matthews, Europe (EUR), 23 May, pp.
Accommodation and Resistance: The French Left, Indochina and the Cold War, 1944-1954 (Contributions to the Study of World History) by Edward Rice Maximin