The Communist-led guerrilla force and revolutionary army of South Vietnam.
The Viet Cong had their first victory of the Vietnam War at the Battle of Ap Bac in January 1963, which was followed by the overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem and an increasingly less stable South Vietnam.
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The Communist-led forces fighting the South Vietnamese government. The political wing was known as the National Liberation Front, and the military was called the People's Liberation Armed Forces. Both the NLF and the PLAF were directed by the People's Revolutionary Party (PRP), the southern branch of the Vietnamese Communist Party, which received direction from Hanoi through COSVN, which was located in III Corps on the Cambodian border. After 1968, as negotiations began in Paris, the NLF established the Provisional Revolutionary Government.
The Viet Cong were organized into three levels: regular forces operating under the command of the southern communist leadership, full time guerrillas organized into companies serving under provincial leadership and finally, a part time self-defense militia, composed of units organized into squads and platoons used primarily for village defense.
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(VIETNAM HISTORY) term coined by the authorities in South Vietnam to refer to the patriotic insurgency against the Saigon regime. The term has been traced to the head of Ngo Dinh Diem's secret police, although at this time (1960) the insurgents were not always Communist. The correct term is "National Liberation Front" (NLF).

"Cong" is used to mimic the term "Com," for "Communist." The Vietnamese language does not really allow speakers to pronounce "Com."

The National Liberation Front was originally an association of many organizations, including religious organizations. The leader, Hua Tho, was not a Marxist at all. However, the Diem administration organized the physical extermination of all opposition, including peaceful opposition, so the result was that only underground guerrilla movements could actually engage in politics. Naturally, the survival of the NLF depended on its ability to fight the Saigon regime, which meant rural insurgency, which meant gradual integration into the PAVN command structure.

The NLF grew quite strong; by 1968, it was able to carry out crucial operations in the Tet Offensive. Unfortunately, it was almost eradicated by the US military in the offensive, and had to be recreated.
The most popular aspect of the National Liberation Front program was the promise to take the land from the rich and to distribute it to the peasants.

After Diem had gained power in South Vietnam, he reversed Viet Minh land reforms, causing his regime to be bitterly hated by most peasants. So they joined the Viet Cong.
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To ambush someone in a video game by hiding and then jumping out and spam clicking/firing.
Dude I just Vietconged that sonofabitch.
Viet Cong means ambush
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Rural outlaws whom creep around at night to commit their evil crimes
"Better keep your dogs inside at night, 'cause the Viet Cong have been stealing them lately."
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a person, belongeing to the National Liberation Front, fighting against the monarchy and capitalist American interests.
The bourgeois government of America was sending it brainwashed and exploited proletariat to aid fascist monarchy in Vietnam against the viet-cong
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The Viet-Cong were cowardly soldiers fighting America, Australia, South Korea and Canada among other white nations. The Viet-Cong fought on behalf of international communism and were financed and equipped by the giant commie powers of USSR and China. They fought in a cowardly manner in that while we all wore military uniforms but they pretended to be ordinary citizens of the RVN during the day, but they would go out at night or whenever they had a chance to try to kill us using cowardly methods such as concealed land mines on trails we would be likely to use, and setting grenades to go off with trip wires, and concealing sharpened punji sticks covered with their own shit to cause foot injuries in the feet of the GI's. For a time, before we blocked them, they used little kids to drop grenades into the gas tanks of GI vehicles. The grenade had the pin pulled with the triggering lever held down only by a rubber band.
Despite all their backing and their treacherous butchery, the Viet-Cong were so thoroughly dominated by our forces that they had to sign off in 1973 on the Paris Peace Treaty as the only way to get us out of there. After that they proved their treachery once again so that as soon as all of us GI's were gone in reliance on the 1973 treaty, also signed by "North Vietnam", they re-invaded the south in 1975 with massive military power provided to them again by international communist assholes.Too bad for them all that communism was subsequently shown to be a demonic failure as a governmental system.
My favorite double-time chant yelled in time with the footsteps at Basic Combat Training is:
Bob: Let's travel over to Vietnam to check out the places we were stationed.
Phil: I'm will never go to visit a bunch of treaty-breaking communist elites. Don't you know that members of the Viet-Cong are still there pretending to be high government officials? They only time I'm going to go there again is with a military invasion force to invade them from Saigon to Hanoi. All they deserve is total invasion because of their 1973 treaty violation and to free the people of Vietnam who are again suffering under tyrannical communism.
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