Nguyễn Văn Thiệu

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
US President Lyndon B. Johnson (left) on a visit to South Vietnam on October 26, 1966 with US General William Westmoreland (2nd from left), Lieutenant General of the South Vietnamese Armed Forces Văn Thiệu Nguyễn (3rd from right) and with the Prime Minister of South Vietnam Nguyễn Cao Kỳ .

Nguyễn Văn Thiệu [ ŋʷjə̌ˀn van tʰjə̂ˀw ] ( Hán Nôm : 阮文紹), (born April 5, 1923 in the province of Ninh Thuận ; † September 29, 2001 in Newton near Boston , USA) was a general of the ARVN and President of South Vietnam .

In 1965 there was a conflict between him and the then air force chief Nguyễn Cao Kỳ , who was Prime Minister of the country from 1965 to 1967 and who fought a bitter rivalry with Nguyễn Văn Thiệu until he retired from politics in 1971. On September 3, 1967, Thiệu was elected President of the Republic of Vietnam with 38% of the vote, and in 1971 he was re-elected. After the signing of the Paris Peace Treaty , which Thiệu rejected, he remained president for two years until he resigned on April 21, 1975 due to the imminent capture of Saigon by the communists and emigrated to Taiwan . He later lived in seclusion in Surrey ( Great Britain ) and most recently in Boston (USA), where he died in 2001.

Thiệu's visit to Bonn on April 10, 1973 led to a series of communist-organized demonstrations as part of the protests against the Vietnam War , during which, among other things, the Bonn town hall was occupied by 60 masked people.

Individual evidence

  1. Der Spiegel, April 23, 1973 (accessed December 14, 2017)

Web links

Commons : Nguyễn Văn Thiệu  - collection of images, videos and audio files