Political and Economic Crisis in North Vietnam, 1955–56

  title={Political and Economic Crisis in North Vietnam, 1955–56},
  author={Bal{\'a}zs Szalontai},
  journal={Cold War History},
  pages={395 - 426}
  • B. Szalontai
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • Political Science
  • Cold War History
Hungarian archival documents suggest that although the North Vietnamese regime did not execute as many persons during its land reform campaign as its foreign critics claimed, it had to cope with serious political and socioeconomic discontent in the first post-liberation years. The various difficulties that generated this discontent were partly rooted in the legacy of French rule and the abrupt partition of the country, but DRV policies were not blameless either. Almost every major stratum and… 
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