DEFENCE OF THE SOCIALIST VIETNAMESE MOTHERLAND
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- ARTICLE 44:
The entire people shall endeavour to defend the socialist Vietnamese
motherland and ensure national security.
The State shall consolidate and strengthen national defence by the entire
people and the people's security, the peoples armed forces being regarded as
the core, and shall develop to the full the aggregate strength of the country to
defend the national territory.
All State organs, economic bodies, social organizations and all citizens
shall fulfil all their national defence and security obligations as laid down by the
- ARTICLE 45:
All units of the people's armed forces must show absolute loyalty to the
motherland and the people; their duty is to stand ready to fight to safeguard
national independence and sovereignty, the country's unity and territorial
integrity, national security and social order, to safeguard the socialist regime
and the fruits of the revolution, and to join the entire people in national
- ARTICLE 46:
The State shall build a revolutionary people's army which shall be a well-
trained regular army to be gradually modernized; it shall build up powerful
reserves and self-defence militia by combining national construction with
national defence, the strength of the people's armed forces with that of the entire
people, the strength of the traditional unity against foreign aggression with that of
the socialist regime.
- ARTICLE 47:
The State shall build a revolutionary people's police which shall be well-
trained regular force to be gradually modernized; this police shall rely on the
people and shall serve as the core of a popular movement to safeguard national
and social order, political stability and the citizen's freedoms and democratic
rights, the lives and property of the people and socialist property; it shall seek to
prevent all crimes and shall fight against them.
- ARTICLE 48:
The State shall develop to the full the people's patriotism and revolutionary
heroism, educate the entire people in matters of national defence and security,
enact a regime of military service and rear-area policies, build up the national
defence industry to ensure proper equipment for the armed forces. It shall
harmonize national defence with the economy and vice versa, seek to ensure
proper material and spiritual living conditions for officers and soldiers, national
defence workers and employees. It shall build powerful people's armed and
unceasingly reinforce the country's national defence potential.