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.

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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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Initial discussions with President Nguyen Van Thieu lasted nearly three hours.
The discussion of the Diem regime's approach to political indoctrination and conscription is excellent; by contrast, neither Nguyen Cao Ky nor Nguyen Van Thieu is mentioned by name.
President Nguyen Van Thieu pulled the rug out from under the army of South Vietnam.
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In turn, the first six papers explore the reasons for the Kennedy administration's complicity in the overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem; argue that US involvement in Vietnam preserved global democratic security; seek to debunk the "myth" that Nixon and Diem's successor, Nguyen Van Thieu, sabotaged the 1973 Paris Peace Accords; analyze Cambodia's Khmer Rouge (and its ideology in a separate paper); and examine the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia.
Nguyen Van Thieu, who was president of South Viet Nam from 1967 until the fall of Saigon in 1975.
the US commander in Vietnam, General William Westmoreland; and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu.
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Vietnam on Monday issued a restrained response to the death of Nguyen Van Thieu, president of the U.
Yo sabia que habia jurado no cortarse el cabello mientras Nguyen Van Thieu siguiera siendo presidente de Vietnam del Sur.
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.