Battle of Phủ Hoài - Significance

Significance

Although the French severely mauled the Black Flag Army during the battle and suffered relatively low casualties in return, their failure to win a clear victory against Liu Yongfu was widely noted. Although the atrocious weather was the most important reason for the failure of Bouët's attack, poor French command decisions and the extremely stubborn defence put up by the Black Flags were also contributory factors. The indecisive outcome of the battle discouraged many ordinary Tonkinese from supporting the French against the Black Flags, and in the eyes of the world was tantamount to a French defeat.

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Significance

Significance can refer to: with purpose and importance

  • Meaning
    • In semiotics, the meaning assigned to a sign
  • Significance (magazine), a magazine published by the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association
  • Significance (policy debate), a stock issue in policy debate
  • Significant figures or significant digits, the precision of a numerical value
  • Statistical significance, the extent to which a result is unlikely to be due to chance alone

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