When did Laos become its own country?
In 1893, the three territories came under a French protectorate and were united to form what is now known as Laos.
|Lao People’s Democratic Republic ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ (Lao) Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn Lao (Romanisation)|
|• Monarchy abolished||2 December 1975|
When did communist take over Laos?
The North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao eventually emerged victorious in 1975, as part of the general communist victory in all of former French Indochina that year. A total of up to 300,000 people from Laos fled to neighboring Thailand following the Pathet Lao takeover.
Why did Vietnam take over Laos?
Control over Laos allowed for the eventual construction of the Ho Chi Minh Trail that would serve as the main supply route for enhanced NLF (the National Liberation Front, the Vietcong) and NVA (North Vietnamese Army) activities in the Republic of Vietnam.
When did Thailand take over Laos?
The kingdom of Luang Prabang was weakened but allowed the most regional autonomy. In its expansion into the Lao states, Siam overextended itself. The rebellion was a direct cause Siamese-Vietnamese wars in the 1830s and 1840s.
Lao rebellion (1826–1828)
|Territorial changes||Siam consolidates control over Vientiane and Champasak|
When did Vietnam end communism?
The organisation was dissolved in 1976 when North and South Vietnam were officially unified under a communist government. The Viet Cong are estimated to have killed about 36,725 South Vietnamese soldiers between 1957 and 1972.
Why did peace talks break off in December 1972?
The talks broke down after a few weeks; and more American military forces would lose their lives in Vietnam after this point than had been lost before the beginning of peace talks. Another reason the talks had gone nowhere was the refusal of the Saigon government to join the negotiations.