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Duong Van Minh

Known popularly as "Big Minh," Duong led the South Vietnamese army under Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem. In 1963, he became leader of South Vietnam after a coup in which Diem was murdered. Duong's rule lasted only two months, but he briefly led South Vietnam again in 1975 before surrendering the nation to Communist forces.

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See also: South Vietnam -- Vietnam War



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