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In the News (Fri 26 Apr 19)

However, even as reigning emperor, Bao Dai was never free to rule as he saw fit, Paris always had to have the last word and the President of France actually held more power over the Vietnamese than their own Emperor and the Son of Heaven.
Despite swearing an oath of obedience to the Emperor in 1955 Diem orchastrated a rigged plebscite to abolish the monarchy.
Emperor Bao Dai died in a military hospital in Paris in 1997.
www.geocities.com /imperialvietnam/baodai.html   (681 words)

 Bao Dai's Obituary, 1997   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bao Dai, the last emperor in a line that ruled Vietnam for a century and a half, died Thursday in France, where he spent nearly half of his life in exile after abdicating in 1945.
Bao Dai was allowed to retain his throne in hopes that his presence would demonstrate continuity and quiet the population.
Bao Dai, whose government was tainted by its collaboration with the Japanese, agreed to abdicate in exchange for an appointment as "supreme adviser" to Ho Chi Minh.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/baodai.htm   (799 words)

 Vietnam War - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
Vietnam was under the nominal control of an emperor, Bao Dai.
In June 1954, during the Geneva Conference, the United States pressured Bao Dai to appoint Ngo Dinh Diem prime minister of the government in South Vietnam.
Diem then deposed Bao Dai, who had been the only other candidate, and declared South Vietnam to be an independent nation called the Republic of Vietnam (RVN), with himself as president and Saigon as its capital.
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 VN News 02-03/08/97
Bao Dai (Keeper of Greatness) was the 13th emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, who took his title as emperor at age 13 in 1925 but did not assume official duties at the imperial capital of Hue until six years later.
Vietnam is determined to stop such abuses as much as possible, an official of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs was quoted as saying by the local press.
Bao Dai was the royal name of Nguyen Vinh Thuy, the last emperor of Annam, reigning between 1925 and 1945.
www.cs.wisc.edu /~vu/vnsa/1997/vnsa29/msg00367.html   (3633 words)

M. Bao-Dai, the last Vietnamese Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, whose nickname was Vinh-Thuy, was born at Hue in 1913.
He was the 13th emperor since Gia-Long (1802-1819), the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty, which ruled the Vietnamese people during the 19th and first half of the 20th century (1802-1945).
Built in 1805 by Emperor Gia-Long, four years after his accession to the Crown, it was repaired in 1834 under the Emperor Minh-Mang and restored again by Emperor Khai-Dinh in 1924 (Scott #502).
www.viettouch.com /philately/scst_baodai.html   (878 words)

 Vietnam War Statistics and Facts 5
The Vietnam War, military struggle fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975, involving the North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) in conflict with United States forces and the South Vietnamese army.
Vietnam was temporarily divided at the 17th parallel to allow for a cooling-off period and for warring factions among the Vietnamese to return to their native regions.
When Vietnam was divided in 1954, many Viet Minh who had been born in the southern part of the country returned to their native villages to await the 1956 elections and the reunification of their nation.
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From the 2nd century BC until the 10th century AD, Vietnam was a province of the Chinese Empire.
At the beginning of the 19th century, Vietnam was involved in a dynastic war.
Nguyen Anh triumphed and was proclaimed Emperor of Vietnam.
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At the city's heart, on the river's left bank, is the Chinese-style Vietnamese imperial citadel, Dai Noi, from which the Nguyen family controlled southern and central Vietnam from the mid-16th to the mid-20th century.
It was captured repeatedly by the Chinese and in 1306 was ceded to Dai Viet (Vietnam).
The last of his line, Bao Dai, officially emperor of Vietnam from 1926 to 1945, functioned as a figurehead under the French protectorate, which had existed from 1883.
www.tuvy.com /Countries/vietnamese/city/hue.htm   (480 words)

 Political and Government Figures Involved in the Vietnam War
Vietnam: A History puts events and decisions into such sharp focus that we come to understand -- and make peace with -- a convulsive epoch of our recent history.
His central argument is that General William Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, had deliberately overlooked some 300,000 Vietcong militiamen in order to buttress the government line that the U.S. was winning the war.
In 1980 Adams was hired as a consultant for the CBS documentary The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception, based largely on the evidence he had uncovered; the film caused Westmoreland to file a much-publicized libel suit against the network, with Adams a co-defendant.
www.vietnamwar.net /political/political.htm   (855 words)

 The History Place - Vietnam War 1945-1960
To justify America's financial commitment, Eisenhower will cite a 'Domino Theory' in which a Communist victory in Vietnam would result in surrounding countries falling one after another like a "falling row of dominoes." The Domino Theory will be used by a succession of Presidents and their advisors to justify ever-deepening U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
July 21, 1954 - The Geneva Accords divide Vietnam in half at the 17th parallel, with Ho Chi Minh's Communists ceded the North, while Bao Dai's regime is granted the South.
October 23, 1955 - Bao Dai is ousted from power, defeated by Prime Minister Diem in a U.S.-backed plebiscite which was rigged.
www.historyplace.com /unitedstates/vietnam/bw-index-1945.html   (3565 words)

 Vietnam - Hit List (Brophy)
Bao Dai -- emperor in South Vietnam, seemed to be the only alternative to Communist domination of Indochina, by backing Bao Dai the US would at least avoid the appearance of being an accomplice of French imperialism, the US recognized government and initiated plans to support them with economic and technical assistance.
Dienbienphu -- battle between French and Vietminh in northwest corner of Vietnam, French take the low ground by the airstrip and assumed that the Vietminh couldn't get artillery up on the hills (underestimated them), this airstrip was important because it was the only way that the French could resupply and get their wounded out.
The purpose was to indicate to North Vietnam that the nation was united in its determination to stand firm in Vietnam and to demonstrate that he could be firm in defending American interest without recklessly expanding the war.
members.tripod.com /bryantte/History/vietnam_list.html   (1285 words)

 Vietnam War Timeline
The President approves his request, despite the "grave reservations" of Ambassador Taylor in Vietnam who warns that America may be about to repeat the same mistakes made by the French in sending ever-increasing numbers of soldiers into the Asian forests and jungles of a "hostile foreign country" where friend and foe are indistinguishable.
The majority of bombs are dropped in South Vietnam against Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army positions, resulting in 3 million civilian refugees due to the destruction of numerous villages.
For the next few days, Clifford conducts an intensive study of the entire situation in Vietnam, discovers there is no concept or overall plan anywhere in Washington for achieving victory in Vietnam, then reports to President Johnson that the United States should not escalate the war.
vietnamresearch.com /history/vntimeline.html   (18355 words)

The French were worried about Minh's message and in 1932 they crowned Bao Dai emperor of Vietnam.
The French believed the people of Vietnam would be appeased if they were ruled by a fellow Asian.
Bao; however, had spent the previous twelve years of his youth living and being educated in France.
history.furman.edu /~benson/hst11/group7/justin2.html   (155 words)

 Vietnam War
The conscript army was largely composed of teenagers; the average age of a U.S. soldier in Vietnam was 19.
In Vietnam, Americans routinely referred to all Vietnamese, both friend and foe, as “gooks.” This process of dehumanizing the Vietnamese led to many atrocities, including the massacre at My Lai, and it provoked profound misgivings among U.S. troops.
The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 20,000 Vietnam veterans have committed suicide in the war’s aftermath.
cybersarges.tripod.com /VietnamWar.html   (8717 words)

First we stopped a few days in Bangkok from where we continued to Saigon for a long overdue reunion with Jeannie's parents.
More specifically we went to Bao Loc which is a town 180km north of Saigon.
A trip to Vietnam would of course not be complete without a ride on the traditional "cyclo".
www.hansdewaele.com /web/visits/vietnam.html   (619 words)

 Bao Dai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Geneva Accords temporarily divide Vietnam in half at the 17th parallel, with Ho Chi Minh’s forces in the north and Bao Dai’s regime in the south.
The accords also call for elections to be held in all of Vietnam within two years to reunify the country.
The CIA office in Saigon, under the leadership of Colonel Edward Lansdale, conducts a propaganda campaign aimed at creating the perception that North Vietnam is plagued with massive civil unrest and disorder while there is stability in South Vietnam and widespread popular support for its newly installed leader.
www.cooperativeresearch.org /entity.jsp?entity=bao_dai   (596 words)

Vietnam veteran who initiated the idea to build the Vietnam Memorial.
President of North Vietnam from 1945 until his death in September, 1969.
Oppressive and corrupt leader until he was killed in a coup in November, 1963.
home.cinci.rr.com /patkers/vietbios.html   (263 words)

 Vietnam Legend
Set at an elevation of 1,475 metres, surrounded by forests, coffee plantations and gardens, Dalat, is often called the "City of Eternal Spring".
By 1912, the town was a favorite with homesick French colonialists, drawn by the area's Fresh Mountain air and pastoral landscapes.
The natural beauty also inspired Vietnam's last emperor, Bao Dai, to build a summer home in Dalat in 1933.
www.exotissimo.com /asia-vn/vnlegend/vnlegend-dalat.htm   (339 words)

 American Experience | Vietnam Online | Who's Who | PBS
Vietnam's last emperor ascended to the throne in 1932 and cooperated with the Japanese occupying Vietnam during World War II.
After the war, he briefly joined ranks with Vietnamese communist leader Ho Chi Minh and the Vietminh, only to flee into exile in Hong Kong and France from 1949-1955.
He returned to Vietnam to rule under French control until he was ousted by South Vietnamese leader Ngo Dinh Diem in a rigged election in 1954.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/vietnam/whos/whos-bao_dai.html   (102 words)

 NY Times: Bao Dai, 83, Last Emperor of Vietnam
NY Times: Bao Dai, 83, Last Emperor of Vietnam
August 2, 1997 Bao Dai, 83, Last Emperor of Vietnam By PHILIP SHENON ao Dai, the last emperor in a line that ruled Vietnam for a century and a half, died Thursday in France, where he spent nearly half of his life in exile after abdicating in 1945.
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www.cs.wisc.edu /~vu/vnsa/1997/vnsa29/msg00350.html   (856 words)

 business trip to Vietnam
Vietnam’s last emperor, Bao Dai, built a summer home in Dalat in 1933.
Now open to the public, visitors can enoy the art deco architecture of the royal villa, its surrounding gardens and beautiful view of Dalat and the hills beyond.
Dalat is also famous for its golf course, colonial-era villas, stone churches, Xuan Huong Lake, town market and orchid garden, where visitors can see rare blue orchids.
www.business-in-asia.com /dalat.html   (106 words)

Republic of Vietnam 1945-1946, daughter of H.E. Pierre Nguyen Huu-Hao, Duke of Long-My (Long-My Quan-Cong), by his wife, Marie Le Thi Binh.
January 1936, eldest son of H.M. [Nguyen-Phuoc Thien] Bao Dai, Emperor of Vietnam, by his first wife, H.M. Empress Nam Phuong, educ.
Represented Vietnam at the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, at Westminster Abbey, in London 1953.
4dw.net /royalark/Vietnam/annam10.htm   (1083 words)

 InternationalReports.net : Vietnam 2002
Conoco views Vietnam as core growth area investment
Luxury hotels and resorts decorate the new Vietnam
Anoais resort bungalows, set dramatically on the grounds of the former summer residence of Vietnam’s last Emperor, Bao Dai.
www.internationalreports.net /asiapacific/vietnam/2002   (52 words)

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