Industrial Helix wrote:Hmm... I really like how you did the US navy.
Industrial Helix wrote:Hanoi and Pathet Lao are still really close.
You are right, we'll need to remove link between Pathet Lao Caves and Vinh. Then it should be ok.
Industrial Helix wrote:I still think the Viet Mihn can be worked in here some how, perhaps on the Ho Chi Minh Trail a set of three flags or something. Maybe a dual bonus system with the N. Vietnamese army?
When you say Viet Minh, I think you really mean Viet Cong. While it is clear who Viet Minh are in the 1st Indochina war, I'm having a hard time figuring out who they represent during the 2nd Indochina War (circa 1970) if not the Viet Cong. I recommend we try to add Viet Cong instead, as it is clear who these people are at that time, and they constitute the bulk of the forces fighting on behalf of the north in South Vietnam (until after Tet Offensive, when VC control of South Vietnam was essentially broken and VC became a shadow of its former self, largely confined to Cambodia so it could no longer recruit and had to instead be bolstered by NVA troops).
Here is their flag:
"Nov 1960 - Thousands who fear arrest flee to North Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh will later send many back to infiltrate South Vietnam as part of his People's Liberation Armed Forces (Viet Cong). Called Viet Cong by Diem, meaning Communist Vietnamese, Ho's guerrillas blend into the countryside, indistinguishable from South Vietnamese, while working to undermine Diem's government." http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/vietnam/index-1945.html
"Southern Vietnamese communists established the National Liberation Front in 1960 to encourage the participation of non-communists in the insurgency. Many of the Vietcong's core members were "regroupees," southern Vietminh who had resettled in the North after the Geneva Accord (1954). Hanoi gave the regroupees military training and sent them back to the South along the Ho Chi Minh trail in the early 1960s. The NLF called for Southerners to "overthrow the camouflaged colonial regime of the American imperialists" and to make "efforts toward the peaceful unification." The Vietcong's best-known action was the Tet Offensive, a massive assault on more than 100 South Vietnamese urban centers in 1968, including an attack on the US embassy in Saigon. The offensive riveted the attention of the world's media for weeks, but also overextended the Vietcong. Later communist offensives were conducted predominately by the North Vietnamese. The group was dissolved in 1976 when North and South Vietnam were officially unified under a communist government." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viet_Cong