A GOOD CHANCE

On January 27, 1973, The Accord on ending the war and restoring peace in Vietnam was signed. The negotiations had taken five years before the Accord was signed. Under the Accord, the United States and other countries had to respect the independence, sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of Vietnam; and to withdraw troops from Vietnam. The victory had brought Vietnam into another stage of development.
Subsequent to the Accord, the Labour Party affirmed that “the revolution of the South will resort to revolutionary violence” and emphasized the role of a struggle against the US plot to break the Paris Peace Accord and the Administration of the Republic of Vietnam. In the same way, the Party affirmed that the North would be a great rear to give support to the frontlines in the South; and that the mission to liberate the South and to unify the nation had to be accomplished.

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“ACTIVENESS - BRAVERY - UNPREDICTABILITY - VICTORY”

The Spring 1975 general offensive and uprising showed excellent leadership of the Political Bureau and The Military Commission of the Party Central Committee through strategic directions in combats and great vision to be able to seize the opportunity to liberate the South.
The Political Bureau chose the Central Highlands as the first target to start the General offensive and uprising. On March 10, 1975, main forces of the Vietnam People's Army opened fire and liberated Buôn Mê Thuột. This victory had a great significance at the beginning of the campaign
After successive defeats, the Republic of Vietnam army withdrew from the Central Highlands to Huế, Đà Nẵng and the Central coastal plain. In this situation, the Political Bureau and The Military Commission of the Party Central Committee directed the forces to continuously attack, destroy a number of enemy forces; taking opportunity to liberate Huế (March 25, 1975) and Đà Nẵng (March 29, 1975).
In early April 1975, under the order “activeness, bravery, unpredictability and victory” from the Headquarters, the main forces and the local people launched attacks on coastal provinces in Central Vietnam. At the same time, from April 14 to April 29, 1975, High Command of Navy managed to liberate the islands in the Spratly Islands (Trường Sa) and the islands in Eastern Sea (Biển Đông).
At 11:30, April 30, 1975, the Liberation flag flew from the roof-top of the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Vietnam, giving the signal of a complete victory of Hồ Chí Minh campaign - the last campaign of the the Spring 1975 general offensive and uprisings.

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THE HAPPINESS AT THE VICTORY

At 11:30, On April 30th, 1975, a Vietnam flag was planted on the roof-top of the Independence Palace, which gave a signal of the complete victory of Hồ Chí Minh campaign. Liberation Army was merrily welcomed by people when the troops moved into Sài Gòn and took over the city. Military Administrative Committee of Sài Gòn was instantly founded, and it was chaired by Senior Lieutenant General Trần Văn Trà. The committee was to ensure the public order and security of the city.

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