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Anniversary of the Lao army

On the 20th January

On the January 1949, the independent Lao army was created. Every year since then, large posters are a reminder throughout the country that date which was certainly the first step towards full independence and domination of the Lao Communist Party.

The Lao army was long supported by the Vietnamese army, particularly during the years 70-80 (which served as the maintenance of order as the resistance to external pressures including Thai). Since the Laotian army has regained its independence, and can provide only the civilian and military peace inside the country.