Pathet Lao


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Pathet Lao

A Laotian rebel movement established 1949. It aided the Viet Minh in 1953 and fought against government forces 1959–75. It has been the effective government since 1975.
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On the other hand, the Pathet Lao guerrillas came by with meddlesome ideas about nationhood, liberation and progress.
The first part titled Phongsavadan pathet lao is the familiar story of how the area for Luang Prabang was selected for the founding of the city, due to its auspicious and sacred qualities, and the subsequent boundaries set by the ancient wise men (chao ratsi).
On the other side, North Vietnam supported the communist Pathet Lao forces which aimed to overthrow the US-supported Royal Lao Government (RLG).
Campbell, USN, son of missionaries raised in Korea during that war, is shot down and becomes a POW of the brutal Pathet Lao, he is obligated to attempt escape.
However, Washington's expectations were not realized and the offensive aimed at crushing the Pathet Lao miserably failed in March, thereby significantly weakening the military's presence between the Mekong valley and the rugged borderlands.
Kennedy's momentous choice completely reversed US policy towards Laos by accepting what had previously been anathema--neutralization of the country through international agreement and inclusion of Communist Pathet Lao ministers in government.
The Pathet Lao was more active in promoting basic education in the provinces under their control (Langer 1971).
The Pathet Lao overthrew the royalist government of Laos in December 1975.
More than 300,000 Laotians, mostly Hmong, fled to Thailand after the Pathet Lao communists took power in 1975, citing political persecution.
Shot down on a top-secret bombing run over enemy territory, German immigrant Dieter (Bale) is captured by Pathet Lao soldiers.
Two days later, Pathet Lao ground fire downed a C-47B out of Vientiane, thus marking the loss of the first US fixed-wing aircraft operating in the fledgling conflict in Southeast Asia.