Government of Free Vietnam

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Government of Free Vietnam
Chính Phủ Lâm Thời Việt Nam Tự Do
Flag of South Vietnam.svg
Anthem: "March of the Youths"
Capital Garden Grove, California, U.S.
Missouri City, Texas, U.S.
Official languages Vietnamese
Government Government-in-exile
Nguyen Huu Chanh (first)
Nguyễn Khánh (last)
Republic established
April 30, 1995

The Government of Free Vietnam (GFCL; Vietnamese : Chính Phủ Lâm Thời Việt Nam Tự Do) was an anti-communist political organization that was established 30 April 1995 by Nguyen Hoang Dan. It was dissolved in 2013. It claimed an unrecognized government in exile of the Republic of Vietnam [1] headquartered in the U.S. cities of Garden Grove, California and Missouri City, Texas.



Political goals

The Government of Free Vietnam had stated a list of the political goals of its organization:

  1. The stated goal of the Provisional National Government of Vietnam is to achieve free and democratic elections in Vietnam. The government seeks to create an atmosphere of non-violent pressure on the Communist's regime to allow for an election process whereby the people can choose whether or not to retain communism as the preferred system of governance
  2. Provisional National Government of Vietnam has extolled before that achieving a fair and evenhanded oil policy for the benefit of the citizens of Vietnam and other businesses of the world can be achieved without violence and undeterred by the corrupt communist government practices.
  3. Free market ideas we wish to incorporate into the culture of Vietnam that helps all processes.
  4. A fair opportunity to use Vietnam's national maritime oil resource and free waterways.
  5. A prevention of possible clashes of Vietnam's neighboring countries due to illegal controls and restrictions.
  6. The aggravated communist criminals must be brought to justice and that they must be ordered to pay for the consequences of their crimes, for the world to know and set examples for those tyrannical regimes against humanities.
  7. Prohibit all forms of provocation, and Re-stablish South Vietnam countrywide. [2]


The GFVN had an approximate budget of US$1 million a year, donated by Vietnamese Anti-communist overseas around the world[ citation needed ].

Base in Cambodia

KC-702 was a military base that was operated by the Provisional Government of Free Vietnam, probably located in Cambodia, near the Vietnamese border. [3] It is believed that this was once used to help plan the failed Vietnamese Embassy bombing in Laos. The current status of the camp is not known. However, in 1999 several members of the group were captured in Cambodia with weapons, deported to Vietnam and charged. [4]

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