Peace Agreement in Vietnam

(120 words)
  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

On 23 January 1973, an American/North Vietnamese cease-fire agreement was signed in Paris. The accord was reached after serious negotiations between National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger and North Vietnamese Foreign Minister Le Duc Tho. The cease-fire was immediately preceded by the ‘Christmas bombings’, an 11-day targeted bombing campaign of Hanoi and certain other North Vietnamese cities which produced extensive collateral damage (i.e., civilian deaths). The peace agreement included a number of key provisions. First, it called for an immediate cessation to violence. Second, it called for the withdrawal of all American military forces. Third, it called for the release of all military prisoners. Fourth, it called for an i…

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Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Peace Agreement in Vietnam". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=3561, accessed 24 October 2014.]


Related Groups

  1. Vietnam War