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South Viet Nam Congress of People's Representatives for the Formation of the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Viet Nam

Republic of South Vietnam. Congress of People's Representatives

Published by Giai Phong Editions, South Viet Nam, 1969
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66 pages. 26 cm. Music and lyrics to "Let's Liberate the South". Stamp of former owner on fep. Cover has some wear and soiling. From Wikipedia: "The Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam, or PRG, was formed on June 8, 1969 as an underground government opposed to the South Vietnamese government of President Nguyen Van Thieu. Delegates of the National Liberation Front (the Vietcong), as well as several smaller groups, participated in its creation. The PRG was recognized as the government of South Vietnam by most communist states. It agreed to the 1973 Paris Peace Treaty as a separate party. It became the provisional government of South Vietnam following the military defeat of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam on April 30, 1975. On July 2, 1976, the PRG and North Vietnam merged to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.Predating the PRG was the Alliance of National, Democratic, and Peace Forces made up of anti-government forces and headed by Trinh Dinh Thao. The Alliance were a collection of individuals who wanted a new South Vietnamese Government but disagreed with the ever present Northern Communist presence. There had been talk of setting up an Alliance as early as 1966, but the South Vietnamese Intelligence had arrested an anti-government organizer, Ba Tra. Ba Tra gave the South Vietnamese government extensive information on anti-government forces working in the city. This setback was compounded by his identification of one of the key cadre in the financial division. Under torture, Ba Tra identified more figures in the underground. These were then rounded up. By 1967, the entire Saigon organization had been sent further underground. The Tet Offensive during 1968 triggered a wave of oppression, forcing many people into the jungle. These people businessmen, middle class, doctors and other professionals started The Alliance. The then-new American president, Richard Nixon, started a process of Vietnamization to allow the American to withdraw from Vietnam. One of the tenets of Vietnamization was responsible government in South Vietnam. To prevent the Americans from installing their own government, a conference was held on June 6 8, 1969, off Route 22 in Cambodia's Fishhook area. The Alliance as well as other groups met and formed the Provisional Revolutionary Government on June 8, 1969. According to Justice Minister Truong Nhu Trang, the new group's main purpose was to help the Vietcong "acquire a new international stature." There were delegates from the NLF, the Alliance of National, Democratic and Peace Forces, the People's Revolutionary Party (the South Vietnamese communist party) and "the usual assortment of mass organizations, ethnic groups, and geopolitical regions." "South Vietnam is independent, democratic, peaceful, and neutral", according to one banner displayed prominently at the convention. The PRG reflected a number of nationalist, anti-imperialist and communist political viewpoints, including those of the Vietnam Workers Party (the North Vietnamese communist party). Following the military and political results of the 1968 Tet Offensive and related military offensives in the South, in which the Vietcong suffered serious military losses, the PRG was envisioned as a political counter-force that could influence international public opinion in support of national independence and in opposition to the United States and the Republic of Vietnam. The declared purpose of the PRG was to provide a formal NLF governmental structure and enhance its claim of representing "the Southern people". Included in this strategy was the pursuit of a negotiated settlement to the war leading to reunification, organized during the initial phase of Vietnamization. During the period 1969-1970, most of the PRG's cabinet ministries operated near the Cambodia border. Starting on March 29 to late April 1970, the South Vietnamese army and Cambodian government forced the PRG to flee deep into Cambodia. The stressful es. Bookseller Inventory # 67474

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Title: South Viet Nam Congress of People's ...

Publisher: Giai Phong Editions, South Viet Nam

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition: Good.

Edition: Presumed first edition/first printing.

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