Foreign News: THE THREE NATIONS OF INDO-CHINA

NOW that Indo-China is falling apart, the question is whether any of its three Associated States— Laos, Cambodia and Viet Nam — can survive on their own. All three are technically independent of France in domestic affairs; their own rulers run their own governments, their own civil service, their own courts. But France runs their foreign affairs and has been managing (or mismanaging) their defense.

So far, the Communist Viet Minh has been ineffectual in the smaller states of Laos and Cambodia. But by the terms of a French surrender, the Communists will probably get half, and in due course all, of...

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