Many may not be able to appreciate in this time of post truth politics that last few years of South Vietnam regime have so many similarities to the National Unity Government of Afghanistan today, one of the iconic figures of that time was Nguyen Van Thieu
, the last President of South Vietnam, who left Saigon a few days before the ultimate North Vietnamese victory and fall of Saigon.
Angharad Tomos BARN MAE yna lawer o bobl nad wyf yn dymuno'u gweld yn ol yn fy ngwlad, ond credwch fi, mae enw Mr Griffiths ar ben y rhestr" meddai Arlywydd De Fietnam, Nguyen Van Thieu
ym 1971, ac yn wir fe waharddwyd Philip Jones Griffiths am gyfnod o Fietnam.
1975 - South Vietnam's President Nguyen van Thieu
Farrell's book made news when it was published, revealing that Nixon had directed campaign aides to send word to South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu
in October 1968 that he should wait until Nixon was elected before entering peace talks with the Communists.
Kissinger also wrote that Dudman's evidence on the lessening support for President Nguyen Van Thieu
"is also a collection of misinformation and half truths" in light of Thieu's "solid progress in the past few months."
Using socialite and lobbyist Anna Chennault and South Vietnam's ambassador to Washington, Bui Dem, as conduits, Nixon made false promises to the South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu
that he could give him a better deal when he became president, and Thieu then pulled out of Johnson's negotiations.
South Vietnam's President Nguyen Van Thieu
felt that by leaving some 150,000 North Vietnamese troops within the Republic's borders they had arrived at a peace that was tantamount to surrender.
On April 21, 1975, with Communist forces closing in, South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu
resigned after nearly ten years in office and fled the country.
In the 1960s, as the Vietnam War intensified, it served as the Viet Cong's secret headquarters in the south of the country, then controlled by the Washington-backed regime of Nguyen Van Thieu
Indeed, he analyses them with insight and perspective, making thoughtful points regarding such controversial issues as the leadership of President Nguyen Van Thieu
, systemic flaws in political direction and military high command, systemic corruption, mass desertion, and blunders in strategy and tactics.
He was a military academy classmate of Nguyen Van Thieu
, who in 1970 as president of South Vietnam had Chau unconstitutionally imprisoned and held in solitary confinement for almost four years for "advocating democratization of the South and political negotiation with the North."
Report to the Vatican cites growing opposition to South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu
, due to allegations of corruption.