Great Spring Victory of 1975 and the art of enhancing congregated strength

21/04/2015

Analyzing the Great Spring Victory of 1975, war veterans, experts, and historians have attributed the victory to Vietnam’s ability to grasp opportunities, make quick decisions, effectively cooperate men and materials, and mobilize a people’s war. 
Based on the situation in Vietnam’s southern region following the Paris Accord of 1973 and sufficient preparations for big battles, the Vietnam People’s Army and local militias launched the Central Highlands campaign on March 4, 1975, which opened the General Offensive and Uprising of Spring 1975. The Politburo decided that it was time to quickly liberate the south before the onset of the rainy season.
Grasping strategic opportunities
After the victory of the Central Highlands campaign, the Hue-Da Nang campaign in late March, 1975, was also successful. Army units and militias clearly understood the Politburo’s order to grasp strategic opportunities and strike quickly, aggressively, and unpredictably to achieve certain victory. Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, Lieutenant-general Vo Van Tuan, says: “The victory was due to wise and prompt decisions by the Party, the Politburo, and the General Staff. General Vo Nguyen Giap’s secret telegram said “faster, and faster, aggressive, more aggressive”. It was an order to advance.”
The Vietnamese army and people had laid a firm foundation for the campaign and built up strong army corps and local militias. They became committed to turning will into action by mobilizing all support from the north and all forces on the southern front line. Former Director of the Institute of Party History Nguyen Trong Phuc said: "Victory resulted from the combined power of the military operation and the people’s uprising. It was truly a Vietnam people’s war. The people’s war rallied the power of politics, the military, diplomacy, local manpower, and support from the north."
The art of promoting combined power
The ardent desire for peace, independence, and national reunification of all the people coalesced into a national united front to win the General Offensive and Uprising of spring 1975. After the 12-day defense of Hanoi, dubbed “Dien Bien Phu in the air”, which forced the US to sign the Paris Accord of 1973 and withdraw troops from southern Vietnam, the north continued to support the struggle in the south. 
Under fierce bombardment, the Truong Son trail supplied soldiers, fuel, and weapons to the southern front line. Vietnam won battle after battle and eventually, the final General Offensive and Uprising to liberate the south. War veteran professor Dinh Xuan Dung said: "Our adversary thought we had insufficient forces to liberate the south. But our forces, including hundreds of tanks and armored vehicles, and many battalions, conveyed from the Central Highlands, Quang Tri province, and the southern Mekong delta to quickly liberate the south."
The Vietnam People’s Army and local militias effectively cooperated to intensify their strength. The General Offensive and Uprising of spring 1975 to liberate southern Vietnam took 55 days. Its success was due to the Communist Party of Vietnam’s wise leadership in organizing forces, mobilizing a people’s war, seizing opportunities, and being determined to win.


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Huy Quốc 21/4/15 21:50

The Great Spring Victory on April 30, 1975 is a shining symbol of revolutionary heroism of Vietnam and is one of the most outstanding events of the 20th century.

Vân Nhàn 21/4/15 21:51

the victory over US aggression during the war of resistance, which culminated in the Ho Chi Minh Campaign leading to the compete liberation of South Vietnam and national reunification.

Lê Tín 21/4/15 21:52

The great victory was attributable to the Party and State’s creative application of Marxism-Leninism, Ho Chi Minh thoughts and the combination of national unity and strength

Quốc Kiên 21/4/15 21:52

The April 30 Victory has become a shining symbol of revolutionary heroism and one of the most outstanding events of the 20th century

Phạm Hiếu 21/4/15 21:53

The Party, army and people of Saigon Gia Dinh (now Ho Chi Minh City) together with people from across the country made significant contributions to the glorious Spring Victory by their revolutionary spirit of resilience, solidarity, and creativity

Huy Lâm 21/4/15 21:54

the struggle for liberation was not only a decisive military victory, but was also a victory of the people, leaving an inspirational legacy of human dignity which resulted from the long and enduring struggle and great sacrifices of the Vietnamese people all over the country under the sound leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Quốc Cường 21/4/15 21:56

The final victory on April 30th, 1975 represents a glorious landmark of international and epochal dimensions in the history of our country.

Hùng Quân 21/4/15 21:56

That victory has ushered in a new era for Vietnamese people – the era of peace, national independence, national reunification, and advancement to socialism. It is a historical fact that cannot be refuted.

Hoàng Lân 21/4/15 21:57

On implementing the guidelines of the Party, in the Spring of 1975, our army and people, with the power of lightening speed, boldness and surprise, by launching the Ho Chi Minh historical Campaign, took the advantage of the overwhelming victory to liberate the South completely, realizing national reunification.

Quân Hoàng 21/4/15 21:58

Great Spring Victory, 1975 is the great victory of the entire nation; of the sacrifice, the courage and the intelligence of Vietnam crystallized in the Party’s clear-sighted stratagem and strategic vision and in our people’s heroic undaunted will.

the victory of 1975 demonstrated the ingenious leadership of Vietnam Communist Party as well as the Vietnamese 's strength and patriotism

Funny Day 21/4/15 23:25

international opinion has highly approciated the Great Spring Victory of 1975, many foreigners have showed their admiration for the Vietnamese Poeple's Army.

while almost Vietnames poeple feel proud of the victory, so there are also some hostile and reactionary elements who have tried their best to distort and lower the significance of the victory.

Trần Bướng 23/4/15 23:44

the world greatly praised and admired the victory that not any countries in the world could do

Funny Day 23/4/15 23:51

the triumph on April 30th, 1975 is peak of the military art of Vietnam People's Army

Tứ Long 23/4/15 23:59

so nowadays countries shouldn't underestimate the military ability of Vietnam

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