Following years of conflict and many failed negotiations, the Paris Peace Accords was an agreement on ending the Vietnam War. South Vietnam did not recognize the Viet Cong's Provisional Revolutionary Government. They were presented with a separate document that didn't refer to the Viet Cong government. The agreement included a cease-fire throughout Vietnam. The belligerents agreed to withdraw troops from Cambodia and Laos. The U.S. also agreed to the dismantling of all their bases and their troops' withdrawal. In return, North Vietnam agreed to release U.S. prisoners of war. By Fall 1973, both sides violated elements of the agreement.
Author: Walter Scott Dillard