Talk:Pathet Lao

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We should coordinate this page with History of Laos. Dpr 05:36, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

Speaking of which, History of Laos says the communist People's Party took the name Lao People's Revolutionary Party in 1972 (as does the LPRP article); this page says the Pathet Lao took the name LPRP in 1975. I have left this for now; I suspect that perhaps there's an issue with the PL and the LPRP being separate entities, and perhaps this article is just poorly worded, and meant to say that the PL and LPRP merged in '75, or something like that. However, I don't know enough about this topic to sort this out. Noel (talk) 00:21, 8 Jun 2005 (UTC)

This page is incorrect. Pathet Lao refers to the armed movement. The official political organizations of the Pathet Lao were the Lao People's Party (1955-1972) and LPRP (1972-?). The Pathet Lao effectively ceased to exist in 1975 when the LPRP became the government of the country. But they were never seperate entities and never merged. I guess they could be described as different aspects of the same entity. I'll try to correct the page. 22:01, 21 June 2006 (UTC)


i'll expect you to discuss your RVs here if you want to be taken at all seriously. J. Parker Stone 09:31, 26 Jun 2005 (UTC)

by you? — Davenbelle 12:24, Jun 26, 2005 (UTC)


Pathet is the same word in the Lao language and Thai language, but Pathet Thai is rendered Thailand. Google only returns links to real estate for Laoland, so I don't propose adding it to the article, just here. --Pawyilee (talk) 13:35, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Library of Congress Country Studies: Pathet Lao[edit]

Useful reference for Laos

  • Andrea Matles Savada, ed. (1994). "The Pathet Lao". Laos: A Country Study. GPO for the Library of Congress. Retrieved August 8, 2011. .... The basic stance of this front's propaganda was the united struggle against the French without reference to political parties or ideology. Illustrative of this stance was the use henceforth of the name Pathet Lao (Lao Nation). 
  • Andrea Matles Savada, ed. (1994). "Laos". Laos: A Country Study. GPO for the Library of Congress. Retrieved August 8, 2011. table of contents 

--Pawyilee (talk) 11:05, 8 August 2011 (UTC)