Bao Dai — Vietnamese Statesman born on October 22, 1913, died on July 30, 1997

Bảo Đại, born Nguyễn Phúc Vĩnh Thụy, was the 13th and final emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty, which was the last dynasty of Vietnam. From 1926 to 1945, he was king of Annam. During this period, Annam was a protectorate within French Indochina, covering the central two-thirds of the present-day Vietnam. Bảo Đại ascended the throne in 1932... (wikipedia)

The time has come to put an end to the fratricidal war and to recover at last peace and accord.
I would prefer to be a citizen of an independent country rather than Emperor of an enslaved one.
As for us, during twenty years' reign, we have known much bitterness.
In this decisive hour of our national history, union means life and division means death.
If your government had given me a thousandth of the sum it spent to depose me, I could have won that war.