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  1. Pathet Laonoun

    A communist nationalist movement and political party in Laos, which took power in 1975 after a civil war.

  2. Etymology: From ປະເທດລາວ, from ປະເທດ + ລາວ.


  1. Pathet Lao

    The Pathet Lao (Lao: ປະເທດລາວ, romanized: Pa thēt Lāo, lit. 'Lao Nation'), officially the Lao People's Liberation Army, was a communist political movement and organization in Laos, formed in the mid-20th century. The group was ultimately successful in assuming political power in 1975, after the Laotian Civil War. The Pathet Lao were always closely associated with Vietnamese communists. During the civil war, it was effectively organized, equipped and even led by the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN). They fought against the anti-communist forces in the Vietnam War. Eventually, the term became the generic name for Laotian communists. The most important source of military aid to the movement (as was also the case for the Vietnamese communists) was China; under orders from Mao Zedong, the People's Liberation Army provided 115,000 guns, 920,000 grenades and 170 million bullets, and trained more than 700 of its military officers.


  1. Pathet Lao

    The Pathet Lao was a communist nationalist group in Laos that was founded in 1950 and took control of the country in 1975. They were closely associated with North Vietnam's Vietnam People's Army, South Vietnam's Viet Minh, later the Viet Cong, and Cambodia's Khmer Rouge. Together these groups resisted the French Union in Indochina. The political wing of the Pathet Lao, called the Lao Patriotic Front served in multiple coalition governments, starting in 1956. Through the 1960s and 1970s the Pathet Lao battled the Royal Lao Government during the Laotian Civil War, gaining control of the north and east of Laos. The Pathet Lao gained power throughout the country by the spring of 1975. In May, the US-backed Vientiane government fell and the Lao People's Revolutionary Party formed a new government.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pathet lao in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pathet lao in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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