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January 19, 1974: The Paracels Maritime Battle

January 19, 1974: The Paracels Maritime Battle
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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What happened? On this day, in 1974, Chinese and then-Republic of Vietnam (RVN) navies clashed [https://thediplomat.com/2014/01/lessons-from-the-battle-of-the-paracel-islands/] [1] with one another in close-proximity maneuvers off the islands of the Paracel archipelago. The incident happened after the South Vietnamese army discovered the presence of the Chinese

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