The Geneva Conference of 1954 on Indochina

  • Authors
  • James┬áCable

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. James Cable
    Pages 1-13
  3. James Cable
    Pages 27-40
  4. James Cable
    Pages 41-50
  5. James Cable
    Pages 51-65
  6. James Cable
    Pages 66-71
  7. James Cable
    Pages 72-79
  8. James Cable
    Pages 80-90
  9. James Cable
    Pages 91-101
  10. James Cable
    Pages 102-114
  11. James Cable
    Pages 115-128
  12. James Cable
    Pages 129-135
  13. James Cable
    Pages 136-144
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 145-179

About this book


The Geneva Agreements of 1954 were widely welcomed. They ended a seven-year war in Indochina; gave France a dignified exit; averted wider conflict. In later years first Americans and Vietnamese, then Russians, Chinese, Cambodians and even Laotians tried to force Indochina into different patterns of their own devising. These new wars triggered by rejection of the Geneva compromise lasted longer, killed more people, did greater damage and achieved less - for everybody. Perhaps Churchill was right: jaw-jaw is better than war-war. Certainly this lively, first-hand, up-dated account of the Geneva Conference of 1954 - that triumph of old-fashioned diplomacy, which Britain initiated and France completed - offers a better model for the twenty-first century to follow.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-79000-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59925-3
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