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Ho Chi Minh

Dienbienphu [(dyen-byen-fooh)]

A place in Indochina, now Vietnam, where Vietnamese communists decisively defeated French forces in 1954. The defeat led to the French withdrawal from Indochina. (See Vietnam War.)


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