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* 1975 – Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
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* 1975 – The Governor of Portuguese Timor abandons its capital, Dili, and flees to Atauro Island, leaving control to a rebel group.
1975 and Vietnam
* 1975 – Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U. S. begins to evacuate U. S. citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover.
* 1975 – Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls.
* 1975 – As North Vietnamese forces close in on the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, the Australian Embassy is closed and evacuated, almost ten years to the day since the first Australian troop commitment to South Vietnam.
It was composed of Khmer Communists who had remained in Vietnam after 1975 and officials from the eastern sector — like Heng Samrin and Hun Sen — who had fled to Vietnam from Cambodia in 1978.
Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes ( 1977 ) and Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chain Saw Massacre ( 1974 ) recalled the Vietnam war ; George A. Romero satirized the consumer society in his zombie sequel, Dawn of the Dead ( 1978 ); Canadian director David Cronenberg featured the " mad scientist " movie sub-genre by exploring contemporary fears about technology and society, and reinventing " body horror ", starting with Shivers ( 1975 ).
* 1975 – Vietnam War: North Vietnamese troops attack Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, on their way to capturing Saigon.
The American public turned against the war eventually resulting in a withdrawal of US troops and the seizure of Saigon by communist forces in 1975 and communist victory in Vietnam.
In 1975, with the fall of South Vietnam, Kim Il-sung began to feel that the US had shown its weakness and that reunification of Korea under his regime was finally possible.
* 1975 – Gays in the military: US Air Force Tech Sergeant Leonard Matlovich, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, appears in his Air Force uniform on the cover of Time magazine with the headline " I Am A Homosexual ".
The ancestral home of the ethnic Vietnamese, the delta accounted for almost 70 % of the agriculture and 80 % of the industry of North Vietnam before 1975.
Before 1975, North Vietnam had maintained that the Central Highlands and the Giai Truong Son were strategic areas of paramount importance, essential to the domination not only of South Vietnam but also of the southern part of Indochina.
When the Vietnam War ended in 1975, the Vietnamese leadership, led by Lê Duẩn, began to centralise power.
By 1975, tension began to grow as Beijing increasingly viewed Vietnam as a potential Soviet instrument to encircle China.
Although exact numbers are difficult to ascertain, it is safe to say that several million people served in the South Vietnamese armed forces, the vast majority of them in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam ( ARVN )— between 1956 and 1975.
# served on active duty for more than 180 days and served in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.
The U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes veterans that served in the country then known as the Republic of Vietnam from February 28, 1961 to May 7, 1975, as being eligible for such programs as the department's Readjustment Counseling Services program ( aka Vet Centers ).