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Summary

Nguyen Van Thieu was a famous Statesman from Vietnam, who lived between April 5, 1923 and September 29, 2001.

Biography

Nguyễn Văn Thiệu was president of South Vietnam from 1967 until the Vietnam War ended in 1975.
In his youth he participated in Ho Chi Minh's Viet Minh resistance movement fighting against the French colonial rule. He left the Viet Minh when the movement emerged as a communist and Soviet-friendly. He later received military training in Hue.

He advanced in the military forces and was appointed to the General after the coup against President Ngo Dinh Diem 1 november 1963. In 1965 he became head of the military junta, and 3 september 1967 he won the election with 38% of the votes and became president of a civilian government. The former Prime Minister Nguyen strong Cao Ky became his vice-president, but the cooperation between the two former political rivals were characterized by continued rivalries and power struggles.

When his term expired in 1971, wanted both Ky and Duong Van Minh to pose as opponents, but both withdrew from the election when it became clear that it would have been widespread electoral fraud. Also, the American Secretary of State Henry Kissinger lost confidence in the regime when Van Thieu was re-elected without opposition candidate.

Just before the North Vietnamese forces invaded Saigon 30 April 1975 and so ended the Vietnam War, he fled to Taiwan, then England, finally settling outside of Boston, Massachusetts, where he lived until his death.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 4 quotes who is written / told by Nguyen.

Related authors: Ngo Dinh Diem, Ho Chi Minh

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguyen_Van_Thieu

Famous quotes by Nguyen Van Thieu (4)


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"Don't listen to what the Communists say, but look at what they do"
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"The United States did not keep its promise to help us fight for freedom and it was in the same fight that the United States lost 50,000 of its young men"
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"You ran away and left us to do the job that you could not do"
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"But the United States did not keep its word. Is an American's word reliable these days?"


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