By Edward Rice Maximin

During this cautious old research, Edward Rice-Maximin records the reactions of the French Left to the 1st Indochina struggle, 1944-1954. in contrast to earlier works, which dealt solely with the politics of the French Communists, this e-book is one of the first to house the full French left and to concentration at once at the position of the Socialists.

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32 The Left in Power 6. Ce Soir, 29 September, 9, 11, 18, 23, 24, 30 October 1945; L'Humanite, 15, 21 September, 9, 10, 13 October, 14, 19 November 1945; Charles Fourniau and Alain Ruscio, "Le PCF face au declenchement de la premiere guerre d'Indochine," Cahiers d'histoire de 1'Institut Maurice Thorez, Nos. 19, 22, 1976-1977, p. , No. 31, 1979, pp. 187-208; Ruscio, Les Communistes francais et la guerre d' Indochine, Paris, 1985, pp. 89-95, 315-332; Gregoire Madjarian, La Question coloniale et la politique du PCF, 1944-1947, Paris, 1977, pp.

19, p. 35. Irving and Donald Duncanson (Conflict Studies, October 1973, p. 5) surprisingly assert that the Vietminh held no elections in January 1946. 12. Hammer, pp. 150-154; Elgey, pp. 161-163; Jean Lacouture, Ho Chi Minh, Paris, 1967, pp. 98-99, and Un Sang d'encre, Paris, 1974, pp. 57-60, 69-72; "Rapport du general d'armee Leclerc faisant suite a sa mission en Indochine" (8 January 1947) in Vincent Auriol, Journal du septennat, 1947-1954, Paris, 1970-1978, Vol. I, 1947, pp. 661-664; Jean Sainteny, Histoire d'une paix manquee, Paris, 1953, and Face a Ho Chi Minh, Paris, 1970.

Some commentators, however, have ascribed the results to the "enthusiasm of the moment" and the inexperience of an illiterate people. The choice of the voters was limited, and former "collaborators" and other "suspect" elements were not permitted to run. " Devillers asks. "In France herself, at this time, was the choice so broad" that there could have been certain Munichois or pro-Vichy candidates? In the new Vietnamese government, Communists held four of twelve ministries, and non-Communists occupied the posts of Foreign Affairs and Defense.

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