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Le Duc Tho (Phan Dinh Khai)

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Born: 1911 AD
Died: 1990 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Vietnamese
Categories: Politician

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1911 - Born on the 11th of October.

1930 - Le Duc Tho helped found the Indochinese Communist Party.

1945 - He helped lead the Viet Minh, the Vietnamese independence movement against the French.

1955 - He then joined the Lao Dong Politburo of the Vietnam Workers' Party, now the Communist Party of Vietnam.

1956 - Le oversaw the Communist insurgency that began against the South Vietnam government.

1970 - Le and U.S. National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger since February.

1973 - Le Duc Tho and Henry Kissinger were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in negotiating the Paris Peace Accords a ceasefire and American withdrawal from Vietnam.

1990 - Died on the 13th of October.

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