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Le Duc Tho (Lê Ðức Thọ pronunciation ) (October 14, 1911October 13, 1990) was a Vietnamese revolutionary, general, diplomat, and politician. Image File history File links Le_Duc_Tho. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A General is an officer of high military rank. ... This page is about negotiations; for the board game, see Diplomacy (game). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Le Duc Tho was born Phan Dinh Khai (Phan Đình Khải) in the Nam Ha province of Vietnam.


In 1930, Le Duc Tho helped found the Indochinese Communist Party. French colonial authorities imprisoned him from 1930 to 1936 and again from 1939 to 1944. After his release in 1945 he helped lead the Viet Minh, the Vietnamese independence movement against the French, until the Geneva Accords were signed in 1954. He then joined the Lao Dong Politburo of the Vietnam Workers' Party in 1955, now the Communist Party of Vietnam. Le oversaw the Communist insurgency that began in 1956 against the South Vietnam government. 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... 1945 (MCMVL) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... The Viet Minh (abbreviated from Việt Nam ộc Lập ồng Minh Hội, League for the Independence of Vietnam) was formed by Ho Ngoc Lam and Nguyen Hai Than in 1941 to seek independence for Vietnam from France. ... The Geneva Conference (April 26 - July 21, 1954) was a conference between many countries that agreed to end hostilities and restore peace in French Indochina and Korea. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Politburo is short for Political Bureau. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stamp featuring Ho Chi Minh commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Communist Party The Communist Party of Vietnam (Đảng Cá»™ng sản Việt Nam) is the currently and indefinitely ruling, as well as the only legal political party in Vietnam. ... A Viet Cong soldier, heavily guarded, awaits interrogation following capture in the attacks on Saigon during the festive Tet holiday period of 1968. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language Vietnamese Capital Saigon Last President Duong Van Minh Last Prime Minister Vu Van Mau Area  - Total  - % water 173,809 km² N/A Population  - Total  - Density 19,370,000 (1973 est. ...


Paris Peace Accords

The United States actively joined the Vietnam War during the early 1960s. Several rounds of Paris Peace Talks (some public, some secret) were held between 1968 and 1973. While Xuan Thuy led the official negotiating team representing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam at the talks in Paris, Le and United States National Security Advisor Dr. Henry Kissinger since February, 1970 engaged in secret talks that eventually led to a cease-fire in the Paris Peace Accords of January 27, 1973. The basic history of the Accords included: release of POWs within 80 days; ceasefire to be monitored by International Commission of Control and Supervision (ICC); free and democratic elections to be held in South Vietnam; U.S. aid to South Vietnam would continue; DRV troops could remain in South Vietnam; reunification of Vietnam. Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... During the Vietnam War, Xuan Thuy was a representative of the North Vietnamese government to the peace talks with the United States in Paris. ... The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (Vietnamese Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa), also known as North Vietnam, was founded by Ho Chi Minh and was recognized by China and the USSR in 1950. ... The Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, commonly referred to as the National Security Advisor, serves as the chief advisor to the President of the United States on national security issues. ... Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger on May 27, 1923) is a German-born American diplomat, Nobel laureate and statesman. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Signing the peace accords. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ...


While January 27 is generally recognized as the enactment date of the Peace Accords, the talks continued out of necessity. Sporadic fighting continued in some regions. While U.S. ground forces were removed by March 29, bombing continued in North Vietnam. Due to continued allegations of ceasefire violations by all sides, Dr. Kissinger and Le Duc Tho met in Paris in May and June of 1973 for the purpose of getting the implementation of the peace agreement back on track. On June 13, 1973, the United States and the DRV signed a joint communique pledging mutual support for full implementation of the Paris Accords. January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in leap years). ... The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN), or less commonly, Vietnamese Democratic Republic (Vietnamese: Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa), also known as North Vietnam, was proclaimed by Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi, September 2nd1945 and was recognized by the Peoples Republic of China and the... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ...


Le Duc Tho and Dr. Kissinger were jointly awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts. Le, however, refused to accept the prize, on the stated grounds that his country was not yet at peace. Lester B. Pearson after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize The Nobel Peace Prize is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequested by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. ...


External links

  • October, 1968 Conversation between Le and Chinese Foreign Minister Chen Yi
  • Photo of Le Duc Tho and Kissinger

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Le Duc Tho - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (435 words)
Le oversaw the Communist insurgency that began in 1956 against the South Vietnam government.
Le Duc Tho and Dr. Kissinger were jointly awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts.
Le, however, refused to accept the prize, on the stated grounds that his country was not yet at peace.
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