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Ho Chi Minh and Marius Moutet shaking hands after signing modus vivendi 1946 after the Fontainebleau Agreements

The Fontainebleau Agreements was a proposed arrangement between the France and the Vietminh, made in 1946 before the outbreak of the First Indochina War. The agreements affiliated Vietnam under the French Union. At these meetings Ho Chi Minh pushed for Vietnamese independence but the French would not agree to this proposal.

When the Vietnamese government wrote a draft constitution without reference to the French they attempted to regain control of French Indochina, contributing to the outbreak of the Indochina War.

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