Talk:Viet Cong

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Grammatical error in second paragraph: 'ferment' should be changed to 'foment'[edit]

Suggest changing first sentence of second paragraph from:

North Vietnam established the National Liberation Front in 1960 to ferment insurgency

to:

North Vietnam established the National Liberation Front in 1960 to foment insurgency

Unless they were making alcohol.

Spelling Error in 2nd Paragraph[edit]

"Many of the Việt Cộng's core members were voluteer "regroupees""

Surely "volunteer"? The page is locked so I can't correct it.

Merge the pages but Change the title as well[edit]

Redrocker (talk) 21:20, 5 February 2016 (UTC) The pages should certainly be merged but the title should also be reviewed and changed. The term Viet-Cong was (and still is) a derogatory term applied by the South Vietnamese government, the US military and their propagandists to the NLF (and its military wing, the PLAF) and should not be uncritically adopted by any publication or forum claiming to be an encyclopaedia. The uncritical use of this term itself colours the perceptions of readers and implies acceptance of a highly subjective, politically partisan and historically arguable view of the Second Indo-China War. Uncritical use of the term 'Viet-Cong is the equivalent of replacing all references to the US military with the words 'Imperialist Yankee Invaders and Aggressors'.

Keep, Viet Cong is vastly more used than the correct name National Liberation Front, per WP:COMMONNAME. For clarification see Wikipedia:Official_names. Also the use of Viet Cong in this or related articles has no pejorative or partisan intent or meaning. It is used due to its widespread popular usage by both South Vietnamese and American military personnel and civilians, AND common usage in standard histories of the Vietnam War. --Degen Earthfast (talk) 18:54, 19 February 2016 (UTC)

Article name[edit]

Should not the article be called National Liberation Front instead of Viet Cong? Viet Cong is a name America imposed on these freedom fighters and is not their name. Viet Cong seems to be a jingoistic or racist name. 77.100.129.163 (talk) 04:09, 12 February 2016 (UTC)