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The Viet Cong was the military arm of the National Liberation Front, South Vietnamese Communists, who supported the goals of the North Vietnamese Communists in their attempt to gain military and political control over South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese Army was the regular army of North Vietnam. MrV

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Q: What was the the difference between the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong?
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