The Geneva Conference, organized in April 1954, sought to end the hostilities between French Indochina and Vietnam. Many countries signed the agreement, which sought to restore peace in Vietnam, a nation that had been occupied by France for many years. These hostilities set the stage for later UN involvment in the Vietnam War, with France eventually leaving Vietnam after a failed attempt to maintain control against communism.
Today In History- April 26
The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.
Geneva Conference seeks to restore peace in French Indochina.
- Geneva, Switzerland
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