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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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n: South vietnamese rebels during the Vietnam war.
adj: Used to describe something communistic, rebellistic, witty, or elusive-istic.
The fork in this plastic bag of plastic "silverware" is sharp and elusive like the vietcong. I wish I could find it, but the "plasticware" is really crowded, it's like a jungle in the bag and I cannot find the *explitive* fork. I really need the fork to eat some cake...with sprinkles.
by El Barto June 14, 2004
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The ultimate fighting force. An assemblage of rice farmers and illiterate duck herders that managed to beat the living crap out of the United States army during the Vietnam War. Notable for their usage of guerilla tactics that would make Che Guevera jealous.
"The Vietcong jumped out of the tunnel and threw me in a pit lined with punji sticks and dung. I was totally impressed"
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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
by Toke Nielsen April 10, 2005
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