Henry Kissinger-Army-Sergeant in counter intelligence corps-recipient of Nobel Peace Prize, negotiated the Paris Peace Accord, ending American involvement in the Vietnam War. (Secretary of State, former National Security Advisor)
A newspaper by the New York Times on the cease-fire in Vietnam. I'm inferring that this resolution was a great moment for the people of that time to hear of the cease-fire. How did this news first get out, and how did political leaders feel about the news?
6.28.1919 - The peace Treaty of Versailles was signed at the end of WWI, ending the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers five years after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The other Central Powers on the German side of WWI were dealt with in separate treaties. The armistice signed on 11.11.1918, ended the actual fighting, but it took six months of negotiations at the Paris Peace Conference to conclude the peace treaty.
Last Days of the Vietnam War & the Paris Peace Accords
Rogers Signs Paris Peace Accords: With US forces gone from the country, South Vietnam stood alone. The situation worsened in December 1974, when Congress passed the Foreign Assistance Act of 1974, cutting off all military aid. The North Vietnamese stormed through the south, finally capturing Saigon. South Vietnam surrendered on April 30, 1975. After 30 years of conflict, Ho Chi Minh’s vision of a united, communist Vietnam had been realized.
January 27, 1973 - Four part Vietnam peace pacts, the Paris Peace Accords, were signed in Paris, France. The announcement of the military draft ending also occurred on that date. The last U.S. military troops would leave the war zone on March 29.