"Vietnams Nguyen Van Thieu after 1975" NYT crossword answer is:EXILE (5 letters length)
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Nguyen Van Thieu was the president of South Vietnam from 1965 to 1975. After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Thieu was forced to flee the country and went into exile in London. He remained in exile until his death in 2001. Thieu was a controversial figure in Vietnam, with some viewing him as a hero for his efforts to protect South Vietnam from the North, while others viewed him as a corrupt leader who was ultimately responsible for the fall of South Vietnam.