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ARVN
Regular Forces: 410,000 Territorial Militias: 532,000Regional Forces: 284,000 Popular Force: 248,000Total: 942,000 in 1972[1]Part of Republic of Vietnam
Vietnam
Military ForcesGarrison/HQ Saigon, South VietnamNickname(s) QLVNCH (SVA, ARVN
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Guerrilla Warfare
Guerrilla warfare
Guerrilla warfare
is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military.[1] Guerrilla groups are a type of violent non-state actor.Contents1 Etymology 2 Strategy, tactics and methods2.1 Strategy 2.2 Tactics 2.3 Unconventional methods 2.4 Growth during the 20th century3 History 4 Counter-guerrilla warfare4.1 Scholarship4.1.1 Classic guidelines 4.1.2 Variants5 Foco
Foco
theory 6 Relationship to terrorism 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksEtymology[edit] The Spanish word "guerrilla" is the diminutive form of "guerra" ("war")
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Da Lat
Đà Lạt (Vietnamese pronunciation: [ɗâː làːt] ( listen)), or Dalat (pop. 406,105 as of 2015[update], of which 350,509 are urban inhabitants), is the capital of Lâm Đồng Province
Lâm Đồng Province
in Vietnam. The city is located 1,500 m (4,900 ft) above sea level on the Langbian Plateau
Langbian Plateau
in the southern parts of the Central Highlands region. In Vietnam, Da Lat
Da Lat
is a popular tourist destination. Da Lat's specific sights are pine wood (forming the name: "City of thousands of pine trees") with twisting roads and tree marigold (Vietnamese: dã quỳ) blossom in the winter
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State Of Vietnam
The State of Vietnam
Vietnam
(Vietnamese: Quốc gia Việt Nam; French: État du Viêt-Nam) was a state that claimed authority over all of Vietnam during the First Indochina War
First Indochina War
although part of its territory was actually controlled by the communist Việt Minh. The state was created in 1949 and was internationally recognized in 1950. Former Emperor Bảo Đại
Bảo Đại
was chief of state (Quốc Trưởng). After the 1954 Geneva Agreements, the State of Vietnam
Vietnam
had to abandon the northern part of the country to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV)
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Bảo Đại
Bảo Đại
Bảo Đại
(Vietnamese: [ɓa᷉ːw ɗâːjˀ], Chinese: 保大, lit. "keeper of greatness", 22 October 1913 – 30 July 1997), born Nguyễn Phúc Vĩnh Thụy, was the 13th and final emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty, which was the last ruling family of Vietnam.[1] From 1926 to 1945, he was emperor of Annam. During this period, Annam was a protectorate within French Indochina, covering the central two-thirds of the present-day Vietnam. Bảo Đại
Bảo Đại
ascended the throne in 1932.[2] The Japanese ousted the Vichy-French administration in March 1945 and then ruled through Bảo Đại. At this time, he renamed his country "Vietnam". He abdicated in August 1945 when Japan surrendered. From 1949 until 1955, Bảo Đại
Bảo Đại
was the chief of state of the State of Vietnam
Vietnam
(South Vietnam)
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Army
An army (from Latin
Latin
arma "arms, weapons" via Old French
Old French
armée, "armed" (feminine)) or ground force is a fighting force that fights primarily on land. In the broadest sense, it is the land-based military branch, service branch or armed service of a nation or state. It may also include aviation assets by possessing an army aviation component. In certain nations, the term army refers to the entire armed forces of a nation (e.g., People's Liberation Army). Within a national military force, the word army may also mean a field army. They differ from army reserves who are activated only during such times as war or natural disasters. In several countries, the army is officially called the Land Army
Army
to differentiate it from an air force called the Air Army, notably France. In such countries, the word "army" on its own retains its connotation of a land force in common usage
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French Far East Expeditionary Corps
The French Far East Expeditionary Corps
French Far East Expeditionary Corps
(French: Corps Expéditionnaire Français en Extrême-Orient, CEFEO) was a colonial expeditionary force of the French Union
French Union
Army that was initially formed in French Indochina
French Indochina
during 1945 during the Pacific War
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Viet Minh
Việt Minh
Việt Minh
(Vietnamese: [vîət mīɲ] ( listen); abbreviated from Việt Nam Độc Lập Đồng Minh Hội, French: "Ligue pour l'indépendance du Viêt Nam", English: “League for the Independence of Vietnam") was a national independence coalition formed at Pác Bó
Pác Bó
by Hồ Chí Minh on May 19, 1941. The Việt Nam Độc Lập Đồng Minh Hội had previously formed in Nanjing, China, at some point between August 1935 and early 1936 when Vietnamese Nationalist or other Vietnamese nationalist parties formed an anti-imperialist united front
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Ho Chi Minh
Hồ Chí Minh
Hồ Chí Minh
(/ˈhoʊ ˈtʃiː ˈmɪn/;[2] Vietnamese: [hò tɕǐ mīɲ] ( listen), Saigon: [hò tɕǐ mɨ̄n] ( listen); Chữ nôm: 胡志明; 19 May 1890 – 2 September 1969), born Nguyễn Sinh Cung,[3][4][5] also known as Nguyễn Tất Thành and Nguyễn Ái Quốc, was a Vietnamese Communist
Communist
revolutionary leader who was Chairman and First Secretary of the Workers' Party of Vietnam. Hồ was also Prime Minister (1945–55) and President (1945–69) of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Vietnam
(North Vietnam)
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Nguyễn Văn Hinh
Nguyễn
Nguyễn
Văn Hinh (20 September 1915 – 26 June 2004) was the chief of staff of the Vietnamese National Army
Vietnamese National Army
and the first Vietnamese officer in the French Armed Forces
French Armed Forces
to be promoted to the rank of general. Educated in the French style, he served in the Armée de l'air and Troupes coloniales
Troupes coloniales
before accepting a role in the army of the new State of Vietnam
State of Vietnam
within the French Union
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Battle Of Dien Bien Phu
Decisive Viet Minh
Viet Minh
victoryTermination of French involvement in Indochina Signing of Geneva
Geneva
Conference (1954) End of the First
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Geneva Conference (1954)
The Geneva
Geneva
Conference was a conference among several nations that took place in Geneva, Switzerland
Switzerland
from April 26 – July 20, 1954.[1] It was intended to settle outstanding issues resulting from the Korean War and the First Indochina War.[2] The part of the conference on the Korean question ended without adopting any declarations or proposals, so is generally considered less relevant. The Geneva
Geneva
Accords that dealt with the dismantling of French Indochina
French Indochina
proved to have long-lasting repercussions, however
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French Indochina
French Indochina
Indochina
(previously spelled as French Indo-China)[1] (French: Indochine française; Lao: ສະຫະພັນອິນດູຈີນ; Khmer: សហភាពឥណ្ឌូចិន; Vietnamese: Đông Dương thuộc Pháp/東洋屬法, IPA: [ɗə̄wŋm jɨ̄əŋ tʰûək fǎp], frequently abbreviated to Đông Pháp; Chinese: 法属印度支那), officially known as the Indochinese Union (French: Union indochinoise)[2] after 1887 and the Indochinese Federation
Federation
(French: Fédération indochinoise) after 1947, was a grouping of French colonial territories in Southeast Asia. A grouping of the three Vietnamese regions of Tonkin (north), Annam (centre), and Cochinchina (south) with Cambodia
Cambodia
was formed in 1887. Laos
Laos
was added in 1893 and the leased Chinese territory of Guangzhouwan
Guangzhouwan
in 1898
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Vietnam
Coordinates: 16°10′N 107°50′E / 16.167°N 107.833°E / 16.167; 107.833Socialist Republic
Republic
of Vietnam Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam  (Vietnamese)FlagEmblemMotto: Độc lập – Tự do – Hạnh phúc "Independence – Freedom – Happiness"Anthem: Tiến Quân Ca[a] (English: "Army March")Location of  Vietnam  (green) in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]Capital Hanoi 21°2′N 105°51′E / 21.033°N 105.850°E / 21.033; 105.850Largest city
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Cambodia
KRAT/ ICT (UTC+07:00)Date format dd/mm/yyyyDrives on the rightCalling code +855 ISO 3166 code KHInternet TLD .khYou may need rendering support to display the Khmer text in this article correctly. Cambodia
Cambodia
(/kæmˈboʊdiə/ ( listen);[7] Khmer: កម្ពុជា, or Kampuchea IPA: [kɑmpuˈciə], French: Cambodge), officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia
Cambodia
(Khmer: ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, Preăh Réachéanachâk Kâmpŭchéa, IPA: [ˈprĕəh riəciənaːˈcɑk kɑmpuˈciə], French: Royaume du Cambodge), is a sovereign state located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia
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Bình Xuyên
Binh Xuyen Force (Vietnamese: Bộ đội Bình Xuyên, IPA: [ɓɨ̂n swiəŋ]), often linked to its infamous leader, General Lê Văn Viễn (a.k.a. "Bảy Viễn") was an independent military force within the Vietnamese National Army
Vietnamese National Army
whose leaders once had lived outside the law and had sided with the Việt Minh
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