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Called "Big Minh" because he was 6' tall. South Vietnamese GEN Duong Van Minh (1916-2001) was a temporary South Vietnamese leader of the country, immediately after President Diem was assassinated in 1963. He's probably most famous for his remark to the NVA commander, when the enemy's tanks came crashing through the presidential gates in April 1975, "...Sir, I'm General Minh, and am surrendering all of my forces to you!" The Communist Commander replied, "You don't have any forces to surrender with!" GEN Minh died in Pasadena, California at the age of 86.

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Who was the leader of the South Vietnamese?

Ngo Dinh Diem to 1963 . 1963 to an unknown date of April 1975 president Nguyen Van Thieu a former Vietnamese three star general . April 25th to April 30th A former four star general named Duong Van Minh acting president after President Thieu left Vietnam to exile oversea . Duong later was forced to announce on the government controlled radio station " Dai tieng noi Viet Nam " or loosely translated as " the voice of Viet Nam Radio Station. " after it and the presidential palace were attacked and seized by the First North Army division advancing to Saigon the capital of the South Viet Nam , Duong called for all fighting South Vietnamese armed forces disarmed and unconditional surrender to the army of the North . Note: Grammatically correct Viet Nam is a two word name , it should not be written as one word as Vietnam .

When was Chu Van An High School - Ho Chi Minh City - created?

Chu Van An High School - Ho Chi Minh City - was created in 1961.

When did the Vietnam war ended?

The 1973 Paris Accord required all external troops to be withdrawn and all external supply of war materials to cease. The Free World side honoured this. North Vietnam and its backers USSR and China did not. The Ho Chi Minh Trail was expanded to a four lane highway with a petroleum pipeline beside it to pour supply into South Vietnam.In 1975 the North Vietnam regular army attacked across the border from Laos with conventional arms including tanks and artillery, supported by this supply line. The South Vietnam forces, without resupply, had to conserve ammunition, and could put up little credible resistance to this overwhelming force. The South Vietnamese were decisively defeated in the field and capitulated to avoid unneccessary bloodshed.Acting President of South Vietnam Duong Van Minh surrendered on 30 April 1975.

Who became the leader of the newly formed South Vietnam?

North Vietnam:1) Hồ Chí Minh was the president at the start of the Vietnam War.2) Tôn Đức Thắng replaced Minh on 1969 September 3 to the end of the war.South Vietnam:1) Ngô Đình Diệm was the president at the start of the Vietnam war he was assassinated and died in a coup d'etat.2,4,7, 11) Dương Văn Minh took over on 1963 November 2 until 1964 January 30. He also served as president in 1964 from February 8 to March 16, and September 8 to October 26. He served as president at the end of South Vietnam from 1975 April 28 - 30.3, 5) Nguyễn Khánh served in 1964 from January 30 to February 8 and March 16 to August 276) None from 1964 August 27 to September 88) Phan Khắc Sửu 1964 October 26 - 1965 June 149) Nguyễn Văn Thiệu from 1965 June 14 to 1975 April 2110) Trần Văn Hương 1975 April 21 - 28

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When was Van Minh Duong born?

Van Minh Duong was born in 1916, in My Tho, Indochina [now Vietnam].

Who controlled South Vietnam after Diem's overthrow?

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Van Minh Duong is 6' 0".

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When did Duong Van Minh die?

Van Minh Duong died on August 6, 2001, in Pasadena, California, USA of injuries from a fall.

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When did Duong Van Nga die?

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Who was the leader of the republic of South Korea?

the leader of south Korea in 1950 was Snygman Rhee

What has the author Duong Van Mai Elliott written?

Duong Van Mai Elliott has written: 'RAND'

Who led the protests against the Vietnam war?

In North Vietnam, the Premier leaders were: Ho Chi Minh, the supreme leader of North Vietnam, Truong Chinh, the Second in Command, Pham Van Dong, the Prime Minister, Le Duan, the Ambassador to USSR, and Vo Nguyen Giap, the Grand General of North Vietnam. In South Vietnam, the Premier leaders of the First Republic of South Vietnam were: Ngo Dinh Diem, President, Nguyen Ngoc Tho, Vice President. In the Second Republic of South Vietnam were: Nguyen Van Thieu, President, Nguyen Cao Ky, vice President, Ngo Quang Truong, General of the first Division. The Last president of South Vietnam was Duong Van Minh. The General responsible for the assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem was also Duong Van Minh. The General responsible for the unification of the south was Nguyen Khanh.