Union Indochinois/Indochinese Union





Head of State

Governor-General representing the French Head of State

Ruling Party

Pro-French cultural organisations including Sangkum Reastr Niyum (in Cambodia), Can Lao (in Annam, Cochinchina)

Head of Government

King Bao Dai of Annam (Annam), King Norodom Sihanouk of the Khmers (Cambodia)


Formed from those parts of Indochina not occupied by Japan or annexed by Thailand in 1941 including the Protectorate of Annam (home to the nominal Emperor of the whole of Indochina), the Protected Kingdom of Cambodia and the Cochinchina Colony. These regions were, after 1946, increasingly infiltrated by Japanese-supported guerrillas from the former Protectorate of Tonkin, established as a new, independent Empire of Viet Nam in 1954. By 1979 French Indochina no longer existed.