The Lao People’s Army started in year 1949 from the different ethnic groups of the country. The army headed an opposing war against the invasion of the French from 1945 until 1954. They then carried on by facing the American Imperialists from 1954 to 1975. To commemorate the army, the Lao People’s Army History Museum was established in 1976 and is located near the Ministry of Defense compound in Ban Nonesangthor.
For a period of over six decades and with the support of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party, the Lao People’s Army led the country as they defeated many enemies of the nation, liberated people from slavery, helped regain power and independence for the Laotian people, established a new regime and officially proclaimed the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 1975. [Read more…]