Area Handbook for South Vietnam

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1967 - 510 pagine
" ... One of a series of handbooks prepared by Foreign Area Studies (FAS) of The American University, designed to be useful to military and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political and military institutions and practices of various countries" (Foreword, p. iii).

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Pagina 201 - The Conference recognizes that the essential purpose of the agreement relating to Viet-Nam is to settle military questions with a view to ending hostilities and that the military demarcation line is provisional and should not in any way be interpreted as constituting a political or territorial boundary.
Pagina 261 - The internal affairs of South Vietnam must be settled by the South Vietnamese people themselves, in accordance with the programme of the South Vietnam National Front for Liberation, without any foreign interference.
Pagina 251 - The People's Revolutionary Party has only the appearance of an independent existence. Actually our party is nothing but the Lao Dong Party of Vietnam unified from north to south under the Central Executive Committee of the party, the chief of which is President Ho * * * during these explanations, take care to keep this strictly secret, especially in South Vietnam, so that the enemy does not perceive our purpose.
Pagina 261 - Viet-Nam; and (3) that the United States must recognize the National Front for the Liberation of South VietNam as the sole genuine representative of the people of South VietNam. In exchange for those demands, President Ho Chi Minh had offered nothing. He...
Pagina iii - The emphasis is on objective description of the nation's present society and the kinds of possible or probable change that might be expected in the future. The handbook seeks to present as full and as balanced an integrated exposition as limitations on space and research time permit. It was compiled from information available in openly published material. Extensive bibliographies are provided to permit recourse to other published sources for more detailed information. There has been no attempt to...
Pagina 55 - Geneva in April 1954 with representatives of the United States, France, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union, the People's Republic of China, the Republic of Korea.
Pagina 260 - Vietnam, and to correctly implement their basic provisions as embodied in the following points: 1. Recognition of the basic national rights of the Vietnamese people: peace, independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity. According to the Geneva Agreements, the US Government must withdraw from South Vietnam all US troops, military personnel and weapons of all kinds, dismantle all US military bases there, cancel its "military alliance
Pagina iii - University, designed to be useful to military and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political and military institutions and practices of various countries.
Pagina 496 - The meeting was attended by the Foreign Ministers of Australia, France, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The council members reaffirmed their Governments...
Pagina 169 - ... practice of religion, the status of such was precarious in Vietnam in late 1987. Buddhism Historically, most Vietnamese have identified themselves with Buddhism, which originated in what is now southern Nepal around 530 BC as an offshoot of Hinduism. Its founder was Gautama, a prince who bridled at the formalism of Hinduism as it was being interpreted by the priestly caste of Brahmans. Gautama spent years meditating and wandering as an ascetic until he discovered the path of enlightenment to...

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