Today In History- April 26

Today In History- April 26

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The Geneva Conference, an effort to restore peace in Indochina and Korea, begins.

Geneva Conference seeks to restore peace in French Indochina.

  • Geneva, Switzerland

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.


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