End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • KMT in Vientiane

    22 September 1945. Chinese Nationalist forces enter Vientiane in accordance with General Order No. 1. This gives Prince Phetsarat more breathing time to organize his anti-colonial movement while also securing control over the colonial bureaucracy. As in Luang Prabang, the Chinese are regarded as both a hindrance and a buffer against Free French machinations.

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