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19 Jan 1890

French Indochina
28 Aug 1945

French Indochina
  • Laotian Prince Ratanavongsa Phetsarath, the head of government, notified his provincial governors, including those in the French-controlled areas in southern Laos, that Laotian independence was to be their common goal. ww2dbase [Ratanavongsa Phetsarath | Luang Phrabang, Laos | CPC]
15 Sep 1945

French Indochina
  • Prince Petsarath Ratanavongsa of Luang Phrabang again announced his intention to unite all Lao provinces into a single state free of French influence. He also announced a new currency and a new tax regime independent of French laws. ww2dbase [Ratanavongsa Phetsarath | Luang Phrabang, Laos | CPC]
17 Sep 1945

French Indochina
  • In Laos, French Indochina, King Sisavang Vong of Luang Phrabang rejected the pro-independence measures announced by Prince Ratanavongsa Phetsarath two days prior. ww2dbase [Ratanavongsa Phetsarath | Luang Phrabang, Laos | CPC]
10 Apr 1957

French Indochina
16 Apr 1957

French Indochina
14 Oct 1959

French Indochina

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939