Why did the First Indochina War occur considering France had just been through WWII? What was their interest in fighting against the Vietnamese again?

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The French fought against the Vietnamese so soon after World War II because they felt that it was very important to their country to regain their empire.  They felt this for two main reasons.

First, the French wanted to regain their empire for the sake of their prestige.  The French had been defeated rather quickly by the Germans in WWII and...

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