Discuss the process that led to the Paris Peace Accords of 1973. Who were the major figures involved in this process? What were their motivations and
goals? What did the agreement accomplish?
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outside works and use these for quotations or figures, please add a full-citation listing for the source at the end of the essay. This is a college-level course.
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