You asked: When did Laos fall?

What happened to Laos?

The officially neutral country became a battleground in the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union, with American bombers dropping over two million tons of cluster bombs over Laos—more than all the bombs dropped during WWII combined. Today, Laos is the most heavily bombed nation in history.

Why did Vietnam invade Laos?

The objective of the invasion would be to sever the Ho Chi Minh trail leading from North Vietnam through Laos into South Vietnam. The jungle trail is the main route for reinforcements and supplies being transmitted from North to South Vietnam.

What happened to Laos after the Vietnam War?

Two years after the U.S. withdrawal from South Vietnam, the Kingdom of Laos was overthrown by communist troops supported by the North Vietnamese Army. The Hmong people immediately became targets of retaliation and persecution.

Why did peace talks break off in December 1972?

The talks broke down after a few weeks; and more American military forces would lose their lives in Vietnam after this point than had been lost before the beginning of peace talks. Another reason the talks had gone nowhere was the refusal of the Saigon government to join the negotiations.

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