Nguyen Van Thieu


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Thieu, Nguyen Van

(nəwē`ĕn vän tē`o͞o, tyo͞o), 1924–2001, president of the former Republic of South Vietnam (1967–75). After World War II, he joined the Viet MinhViet Minh
, officially Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong Minh [League for the Independence of Vietnam], a coalition of Communist and nationalist groups that opposed the French and the Japanese during World War II.
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, but then left it to join what became the South Vietnamese National Army (ARVN). He rose rapidly, becoming a division commander. In 1963, he helped lead the coup overthrowing President DiemDiem, Ngo Dinh
, 1901–63, president of South Vietnam (1955–63). A member of an influential Roman Catholic family, he was a civil servant before World War II and was connected with the nationalists during the war.
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. Together with Nguyen Cao KyKy, Nguyen Cao
, 1930–2011, premier (1965–67) and vice president (1967–71) of the former Republic of South Vietnam. Flight trained by the French, he returned to Vietnam (1954) and held a series of commands in the South Vietnamese air force.
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, Thieu was a leading force in a succession of South Vietnamese governments from 1963 to 1967. He was elected president in 1967 and retained office in a rigged election in 1971. Thieu was reluctant to sign the Paris Agreement (1973) until promised U.S. military aid. When North Vietnam launched an offensive in 1975 (see Vietnam WarVietnam War,
conflict in Southeast Asia, primarily fought in South Vietnam between government forces aided by the United States and guerrilla forces aided by North Vietnam. The war began soon after the Geneva Conference provisionally divided (1954) Vietnam at 17° N lat.
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), no aid was forthcoming, and Thieu abandoned the northern half of the country, leading to a rout. He went into exile a few days before the Communist victory.

Nguyen Van Thieu:

see Thieu, Nguyen VanThieu, Nguyen Van
, 1924–2001, president of the former Republic of South Vietnam (1967–75). After World War II, he joined the Viet Minh, but then left it to join what became the South Vietnamese National Army (ARVN). He rose rapidly, becoming a division commander.
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the US commander in Vietnam, General William Westmoreland; and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu.
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No one was hurt in the attack but little more than two weeks later South Vietnamese President Mr Nguyen Van Thieu fled the country, saying he hoped his departure would end decades of war in Vietnam.
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This first book covers the military aspects of South Vietnam's defeat and addresses five critical questions: (1) when did the North Vietnamese decide to renew the war; (2) how did they disguise their decision and construct a surprise assault on Ban Me Thuot; (3) why did President Nguyen Van Thieu withdraw his regular military forces from the Central Highlands; (4) what triggered South Vietnam's fall militarily in 55 days; and (5) was the South Vietnamese military inept?
technicians, military equipment and -- of course -- dollars, which propped up the repressive and highly unpopular government of President Nguyen Van Thieu.
On another occasion, Chon Thuc told a group of NVA cadre that "We Buddhists also fight the Thieu-Ky [South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu and Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky) government and U.
FORMER South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu, who led his nation in the war that tore apart his homeland and bitterly divided the US, has died aged 78.
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It was abhorrence for the devastation and corruption of the war and disgust for the dictatorial puppet government of Nguyen Van Thieu that put me on the same side of the political street as Toai by the time he was out of jail and I had come home from Vietnam in late 1969.