Vietcong


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Vietcong

 

(abbreviation of Vietnam Cong San, Vietnamese Communist), a term used by the bourgeois press to refer to the political and public figures of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the South Vietnamese partisans and, since the late 1960’s, all anti-imperialist forces in Indochina.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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