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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Nguyen Van Thieu
Nguyen Van Thieu notified President Ford that the North Vietnam had violated the 1973 Paris Peace Accords and asked for 500 million dollars of Aid, but the U.S. Congress would not abide by the 1973 Paris Peace Accords that Henry Kissinger signed as the Secretary of State.
Nguyen Van Thieu was born on April 5, 1923, in the poor southern coastal province of Ninh Thuan.
Thieu was a leader of the coup which unseated then-president Ngo Dinh Diem in 1963, and became president in 1967, two years after the United States had joined the war with combat troops.
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 Nguyen Van Thieu
Thieu strongly favored the expansion of the military actions against the communists in the North.
Thieu was appointed to be leader of the military and began using its power to further promote his standing within the South Vietnamese government.
The Thieu regime was a puppet state of the US and internal conflicts and competition over leadership quickly led to a split in the government, with corruption and a lack of discipline being widespread amongst all ranks.
www.vietnampix.com /popnvt.htm   (206 words)

 Nguyen Van Thieu
Thieu, elected in 1967, was for eight years the cornerstone of the United States' doomed policy in South Vietnam.
For Thieu, the surrender of Saigon was the total repudiation of all his efforts during the war.
The son of a small landowner, Thieu was educated in Hue, Vietnam's cultural and intellectual capital on the banks of the Perfume River.
www.davifo.dk /Nguyen_Van_Thieu.htm   (1142 words)

  Army of the Republic of Vietnam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On March 8, 1949, after the signing of the Elysee accord Vietnam was recognized as an independent country and its Army was built to fight side by side with the Armed Forces of France against the communist and nationalist Viet Minh forces lead by Ho Chi Minh.
In the confusion that followed, General Duong Van Minh took control, but was only the first in a succession of ARVN generals to assume the presidency of South Vietnam.
General Duong Van Minh, recently appointed president by Tran Van Huong, surrendered the city and government bringing the Republic of Vietnam and also the Army of the Republic of Vietnam to a final end.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Army_of_the_Republic_of_Vietnam   (1333 words)

Thieu was born in 1923 in Phan Rang, Central Vietnam, to a middle class farmer's family.
Consecutively, Thieu was appointed commanders of the Vietnam Military Academy, the 1st Infantry Division, the 5th Infantry Division, and after participation in the Nov. 1, 1963 coup overthrowing the late President Diem, he was promoted to brigadier general.
Funeral ceremony for Nguyen Van Thieu was held in a church in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 5, 2001.
www.vietquoc.com /news2001/na101301.htm   (1636 words)

 Thieu died
Nguyen Van Thieu, who has died aged 78, came to power in South Vietnam in June 1965 as leader of a junta of senior military officers committed to ending the chronic political instability that had plagued the country since the CIA-aided assassination of President Ngo Dinh Diem in November 1963.
Like Diem, Thieu made certain that the principal function of his huge army was to reinforce his political power, and he was both unprepared and unwilling to fight either a conventional or a guerrilla war in so far as it weakened his control over the armed forces.
Thieu no longer had the resources to pay his bloated army of roughly 500,000 men and air force of 1,400 planes, as well as maintain the loyalty of his huge bureaucracy.
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 The Thieu-Ky Rivalry
Thieu and Ky had only agreed to bury their differences temporarily and run on the same ticket after forty-eight Vietnamese generals argued behind closed doors for three full days in June 1967.
Van Van Cua, the mayor of Saigon, suffered a shattered arm and resigned to undergo four months of hospitalization.
On June 6 a loyal Thieu follower, Col, Tran Van Hai, was appointed director-general of the National Police and immediately began a rigorous purge of all of Loan's men in the lower echelons.
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 PWHCE - Nguyen Van Thieu Obituary
Thieu served as an officer in the new South Vietnamese Army which upon the proclamation of a republic in October 1955, was re-named the Army of the Republic of the Vietnam Nation (ARVN).
Thieu's American critics seemed oblivious to the fact that under him the latitude existed for dissent to be expressed and the scope for further democratic development to expand.
Thieu's decision to abandon the Central Highlands was strategically sound because it offered South Vietnam its best hope of survival by enabling the ARVN to conserve its strength and hold onto the more populous and defensible parts of the country.
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 Nguyen Van Thieu — FactMonster.com
, 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.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Nguyen Van Thieu
portrait of nguyen van thieu, president of south vietnam between 1965 and 1975...
Nguyen Van Thieu, who had led the South for a decade...
Chicago Sun-Times; 10/1/2001; Theo Emery; 325 words; BOSTON--Former South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu, who led his nation in the war that tore apart his homeland and bitterly divided the United States, then was forced to step down as North Vietnamese troops closed in, has died.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Nguyen+Van+Thieu   (989 words)

 Thieu, Nguyen Van. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Together with Nguyen Cao Ky, Thieu was a leading force in a succession of South Vietnamese governments from 1963 to 1967.
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 War), no aid was forthcoming, and Thieu abandoned the northern half of the country, leading to a rout.
www.bartleby.com /65/th/Thieu-Ng.html   (187 words)

 10/5/2001 - Mike Mahn: Nguyen Van Thieu - Abandoned Patriot - Opinion - Chattanoogan.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thieu was a man I admired immensely as a young G.I. in that beautiful, though ravaged country.
Nguyen Van Thieu was a great patriot for the land he loved, Vietnam.
Thieu knew that the South was being abandoned to the Communists as war-weary America completed its withdrawal from Southeast Asia.
www.chattanoogan.com /articles/article_13478.asp   (717 words)

Beginning in February 1966, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held hearings on the escalating U.S. military involvement in the war in Vietnam.
Paintings by the late Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh are shown at the Bernheim-Jeune gallery in Paris.
On this day in 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor while staying.
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 Portsmouth Herald Mass News: Former president of South Vietnam, Nguyen Van Thieu, dead at 78
BOSTON - Former South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu died a virtual recluse, and left few clues as to his motives and motivations in running a country torn apart by war.
Thieu's legacy as the man who presided over the fall of South Vietnam cannot be separated from decisions of the American government, said Chau Tran, former secretary general of South Vietnam's House of Deputies.
Thieu grew disillusioned and eventually switched sides, and was one of the key participants in the overthrow of the Ngo Dien Diem regime during the early 1960s.
www.seacoastonline.com /2001news/10_1_sb2.htm   (664 words)

 National Alliance Of Families -Quang 1205 1 of 2
Nguyen Khanh is a representative of the army.
Nguyen Khanh is a representative of the new trend.
This is why Nguyen Van Vi is also coming out for the creation of a coalition government in order to resolve the Vietnam issue through peaceful negotiation between all of the political factions of South Vietnam.
www.nationalalliance.org /vietnam/1205doca.htm   (4311 words)

 Nguyen Van Thieu
Nguyen Van Thieu, the son of a small landowner, was born in Vietnam on 5th April, 1923.
Nguyen Van Thieu announced in desperation that he had a signed letter from Richard Nixon promising military help if it appeared that the NLF were winning in South Vietnam.
Nguyen Van Thieu died in Boston on 29th September, 2001.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /VNthieu.htm   (866 words)

 Dam Van Quang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dang Van Quang served as a Minister of Defense under the President Nguyen Van Thieu of South Vietnam.
He was formerly a NCO in the French colonial army was later promoted to be Emperor Bao Dai's aide-de-camp, then commander of his personal Imperial Guard.
He also was in charge of managing resources for Nguyen Van Thieu.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dam_Van_Quang   (111 words)

 Nguyen Van Thieu
Thieu entered a school for maritime commerce, where he met Chung Tan Cang (Cang was later appointed as Chief Naval Operations of the South Vietnamese Navy when Thieu was President).
In 1962, Colonel Thieu was Commander of the 5th ARVN Division in Binh Duong province.
Through his brother Nguyen Van Kieu, Thieu was trying to abet Quat into returning the authority to the military council so that he could be the undisputed leader of South Vietnam.
members.tripod.com /~nguyentin/foot-thieu.htm   (840 words)

 Vietnam history and travel information including Vietnam accommodation - tourism in Hanoi, Ho chi Minh City
The Van Lang Nation approximately lasted from the beginning of the first millennium B.C. to the 3rd century B.C. In 221 BC, Tan Thuy Hoang, King of Tan (China), invaded the land of the Viet tribes.
Thuc Phan, the leader of the alliance of Au-Viet tribes was respected as the chief of the resistance war against the Tan enemy that later, in 208 BC, was forced to withdraw.
The name Van Xuan was restored only after the victory over the Han army at the Bach Dang River led by General Ngo Quyen in 938.
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 Nguyen Van Thieu Biography / Biography of Nguyen Van Thieu Modern Asia Biography
Thieu participated in the November 1963 coup that brought down President Ngo Dinh Diem (1901–1963) and served briefly as deputy premier before becoming chief of state in the government of Nguyen Cao Ky (b.
Thieu defeated Ky in the 1967 presidential election and consolidated political power in the post of the presidency.
Thieu failed to broaden his base of popular support, especially in the countryside, where he was unable to implement meaningful land reform, while urbanites were frustrated by his
www.bookrags.com /biography-nguyen-van-thieu-ema-04   (231 words)

 Nguyen Van Thieu - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Nguyen Van Thieu - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Thieu, Nguyen Van (1923-2001), president of South Vietnam (1967-1975).
The withdrawal ended a military involvement that had begun nearly 11 years earlier, when the Vietnamese army invaded its neighbor and ousted the brutal Khmer Rouge regime that had killed more than a million...
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 Nguyen Van Thieu Biography / Biography of Nguyen Van Thieu Main Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Nguyen Van Thieu (born 1923) became president of South Vietnam following the 1967 election in his war-torn country.
After the termination of the conflict between France and the Viet Minh, Thieu was absorbed into the new independent South Vietnamese army, rising to become commander of the 1st Infantry Division by 1960.
During these and the immediately succeeding years, Thieu was a supporter of autocratic president Ngo Dinh Diem (also a Catholic), who was deposed and slain in a military-led coup in 1963.
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 OpinionJournal - Dispatch
Thieu, born in 1924, as a young man had himself joined the Viet Minh led by Ho Chi Minh.
Kissinger relates in the first volume of his autobiography under the heading "Thieu Relents." The problem was that, as Kissinger puts it, "we did not have the agreement of that doughty little man in Saigon, President Thieu." But, he recalls, Nixon was determined to prevail.
Thieu fought the agreement until he was overwhelmed.
www.opinionjournal.com /columnists/slipsky/?id=95001257   (1000 words)

 Nguyen Van Thieu
Nguyen Van Thieu, born April 5, 1923, was president of South Vietnam from 1967 until it was overrun by North Vietnamese armed forces in 1975.
From 1945 to 1946, Thieu joined Ho Chi Minh's Viet Minh but disagreed with its communist sympathies.
He fought with the French from 1946 to 1954 against the Viet Minh and rose in the South Vietnamese Army.
www.vietnamwar.net /thieu/thieu.htm   (127 words)

 Nguyen Van Thieu - Picture - MSN Encarta
Nguyen Van Thieu - Picture - MSN Encarta
Nguyen Van Thieu participated in the 1963 military coup that toppled Ngo Dinh Diem’s government in South Vietnam.
Thieu was president of South Vietnam from 1967 to 1975.
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 Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN)
On March 8, 1949, after the signing of the Elysee accord Vietnam was recognized as a independent country and its Army was built to fight side by side with the Armed Forces of France against the Communist forces lead by Ho Chi Minh.
This force was named the "National Army of Vietnam" and was officered by French trained personnel or French army veterans such as the army's chief of staff, General Nguyen Van Hinh.
Thieu had ordered a withdrawal from Northern areas which caused massive panic and few of the forces there survived.
www.vietnamwar.net /ARVN.htm   (1194 words)

 BBC News | ASIA-PACIFIC | Former South Vietnam leader dies
General Thieu was in power in South Vietnam until shortly before the communist forces of the Vietcong overran Saigon in 1975.
General Thieu had in fact joined that campaign soon after World War II as a nationalist fighting the French.
In 1963, encouraged by the Americans, Thieu was instrumental in overthrowing the then government in South Vietnam.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/1572269.stm   (330 words)

 Celebrity Deathwatch: Gen. Duong Van Minh, Ex-president of South Vietnam, 86
He resurfaced in 1971 and challenged President Nguyen Van Thieu, who was supported by the United States.
Minh himself kept a low political profile until 1975 when Hanoi's forces launched what would be the final offensive of their long struggle to take over the south.
In the final days, as Thieu fled the country, Minh was named interim president on April 28, 1975, with a promise to seek a reconciliation with the northerners.
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