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  • n. a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when it was defeated and annexed by North Vietnam

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Examples

  • By the time protest began to mount half a dozen years later, the respected Vietnam specialist and military historian Bernard Fall, no dove, forecast that “Vietnam as a cultural and historic entity… is threatened with extinction...as...the countryside literally dies under the blows of the largest military machine ever unleashed on an area of this size.” He was again referring to South Vietnam.

    Noam Chomsky: "Losing" the World

  • First implemented in South Vietnam, that is the program now being carried out in Baghdad with little questioning by the American media.

    Tom Hayden: Secret US-Iraq "Status of Forces" Agreement Would Preserve Human Rights Violations, Torture Policies in Iraq

  • There were nine Yankee divisions and five brigades in South Vietnam, that is, 35 brigades of their 71 brigades which represents 42 percent of their land forces in South Vietnamese territory.

    VISIT OF TRAN BUU KIEM TO CUBA

  • Effectives stationed in South Vietnam, that is, on the South

    VISIT OF TRAN BUU KIEM TO CUBA

  • So the idea of South Vietnam being the slave state of bigger Vietnam doesn't make any sense.

    Libertarian Blog Place

  • You are supporting the liberated areas in South Vietnam which is difficult and requires great effort.

    QUANG BINH RALLY

  • North to South Vietnam which is so unique, special for a life time experience, "was quoted as saying.

    PR.com Press Releases

  • After the collapse of South Vietnam, the new governments of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia were expelling thousands of people who had sided with the West or opposed communism.

    The Good Fight

  • It called for a halt in U.S. bombing of the North, the core position of McCarthy and Kennedy, with only one precondition—that the Communists honor the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam.

    The Good Fight

  • The Paris Peace Accords, for which Mr. Kissinger shared a Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 with Le Duc Tho, his North Vietnamese counterpart, quickly foundered on Hanoi's determination to conquer South Vietnam and Congress's refusal to help defend it.

    A Diplomat Looks East

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