Fateful Decision 1:
1945 France is Permitted to Reclaim its Colonial Empire in Indochina.
NOBLE CAUSE: The United States, in an effort to contain the Soviet Union in Europe, was backing France. This meant supporting them in their war against the rebels in the French colonies. As the French economy recovered, America was forced to pledge supplies, soldiers and money. The fact that Ho Chi Minh spent time in the U.S.S.R. and was a communist damaged his credibility during a war against communism.