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  • Paris, France
    Friday May 10, 1968

    Vietnam War

    Peace Talks began

    Paris, France
    Friday May 10, 1968

    On 10 May 1968, peace talks began between the United States and North Vietnam in Paris. Negotiations stagnated for five months, until Johnson gave orders to halt the bombing of North Vietnam. At the same time, Hanoi realized it could not achieve a "total victory" and employed a strategy known as "talking while fighting, fighting while talking", in which military offensives would occur concurrently with negotiations.




  • France
    Wednesday May 29, 1968

    Charles de Gaulle

    De Gaulle disappeared

    France
    Wednesday May 29, 1968

    On 29 May, De Gaulle disappeared without notifying Prime Minister Pompidou or anyone else in the government, stunning the country.




  • Paris, France
    Thursday May 30, 1968

    Charles de Gaulle

    Pompidou persuaded De Gaulle to dissolve parliament

    Paris, France
    Thursday May 30, 1968

    On 30 May, Pompidou persuaded him to dissolve parliament (in which the government had all but lost its majority in the March 1967 elections) and hold new elections instead.




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