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The deteriorating political situation in Laos was a matter of serious concern in 1961 when President John F. Kennedy took office. As one of the three separate states of the formerly French-ruled Indochina (Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos), Laos was a key to the rest of Southeast Asia.
After World War II, the French tried to re-establish colonial control over Vietnam, the most strategic of the three states of formerly French-governed Indochina (Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos). Following the defeat of the French, Vietnam was partitioned by the Geneva Accord of 1954 into Communist North Vietnam and South Vietnam, which was non-Commu...
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