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Nguyen Van Thieu

   South Vietnamese Army 
             The Army 

         of the Republic 
        of South Vietnam

            Flag of the Army of the Republic of South Vietnam

  Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN)

The military ground forces of the South Vietnamese government (Republic of Vietnam) until its collapse in April 1975. ARVN originated in the Vietnamese military units raised by French authorities to defend the Associated State of Vietnam in the early 1950s. During the Second Indochina War (q.v.), it grew to over 1 million men and women organized into eleven army divisions (plus specialized units, such as Rangers and Special Forces) deployed in four Corps Tactical Zones (redesignated as Military Regions in 1971).

  ARVN Interviews 

  Weapons of the ARVN

  The Vietnam War: Winnable After All

  Vietnamese Music in Wars


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