What happened during the Vietnamese election in 1956?

1 Answer
Jul 25, 2016

Vietnam was divided by the Geneva Accords in 1954. President Diem blocked unifying Elections in 1956 and the countries remained separate.


The French defeat at Dien Bien Phu allowed the Viet Minh to successfully negotiate for an independent Nation and a Peace treaty. The US and South Vietnam rejected the unifying vote that was one of the conditions.