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1945 Ho Chi Minh and his People's Congress create the National Liberation Committee of Vietnam to form a provisional government following the surrender of Japan to Allied forces and Japan transfers all power to Ho's Vietminh.
President Roosevelt dies
Making good on his threat to unleash "...a rain of ruin the like of which has never been seen on earth...," President Harry Truman authorizes the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan -- one on Hiroshima on August 6, and a second on Nagasaki on August 9.
The Japanese surrender.
Ho Declares Independence of Vietnam.
British Forces Land in Saigon, Return Authority to French.
1946 France recognizes Vietnam as a "free state" within the French Union. French troops replace Chinese in the North.
Negotiations Between French and Vietminh Breakdown.
Indochina War begins.
1947 Vietminh move north of Hanoi.
Marshall Plan announced.
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