Talk:State of Vietnam referendum, 1955

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The question asked[edit]

Being as referendums are questions asked to an electorate it would be good to say upfront what the question was rather than just saying that the referendum was about the future form of government Tommo_87 —Preceding undated comment added 11:15, 2 August 2009 (UTC).

It is a critical flaw of the article that nowhere is the question actually given. What were people voting on?Royalcourtier (talk) 04:41, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

what's this article?[edit]

first dien bien phu didn't ended the war it was the geneva agreements. the Geneva conference started during the battle of dien bien phu. the french wanted to use the victorious battle (they were sure to win DBP) as a political pressure measure against Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh used the battle the same way and thanks to Giap's strategy and a massive chinese support (trucks, heavy artillery, katysuha) the french chief of staff leader Navarre did not believed despite intelligence reports, and so the viet minh won the siege after ceasefire order was given to the french garrison from Saigon based Cogny. second there is no mention about Bao Dai's State of Vietnam that existed from 1949 to 1955 prior to these elections. the current article is strongly oriented and does not follow the neutrality policy. Paris By Night 21:03, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Can you check to see if the background is factually solid? Blnguyen (bananabucket) 02:57, 25 June 2007 (UTC)

Successful good article nomination[edit]

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Is there any current article on the canceled 1956 election?[edit]

Is there any current article on the canceled 1956 Vietnam election? I see scant references to the election, but I see no article on what lead up to the cancelation. Travb (talk) 06:03, 16 October 2007 (UTC)

I can make one for you. Geneva Conference (1954), South Vietnam and Ngo Dinh Diem probabbly have bits around. Blnguyen (bananabucket) 07:49, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
No need. I was under the mistaken impression, from reading leftists books, that the US was behind the cancelation. It is much more nuianced than this. If you do decide to write the article, see User_talk:Travb#References_on_Vietnam_election which has referenced quotes from four books. Thanks for the response. Travb (talk) 07:24, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Bảo Đại wasn't emperor in 1955[edit]

This article keeps calling Bảo Đại "emperor", but he abdicated back in 1945. In 1949-55, his title was "head of state" (Quoc Truong). So there was no issue of monarchy involved in the referendum -- it was just Bảo Đại vs. Diệm. Kauffner (talk) 13:31, 28 July 2008 (UTC)