What was the US involvement in the assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem?
The US supported General Duong Van Minh's coup against Ngo Dinh Diem .
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2 November 1963 .
he is important because he wanted to rule all of Vietnam
He was supported from the beginning in 1955, to quote our leadership at the time, "...Diem's the only one we got!"
He was well known in Vietnam
anti communist group leader
He was anti-communist.
his tactics were causing opposition in south vietnam(:
His tactics were causing opposition in South Vietnam.
North Vietnam (Ho Chi Min) wants to take over South Vietnam (Diem). President Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy was a strong believer in the Domino Theory. They do not want South… Vietnam to turn communist.
The United States.
He was anti-communist and a democratic leader, a bit on the corrupt side, but retained there for his pro-democratic views. His corruption may have caught up with him, as he wa…s assassinated in 1963.
South Vietnamese president.
Diem was anti-communist
They did this because Diem was quite literally the only Vietnamese politician that would agree with United States protocol and their plans for the South Vietnam government. Ho…wever, like our politicians he was also corrupt and many rural Vietnamese disliked him for failing promises and stealing farmlands.
Ngo Dinh Diem was born on January 3, 1901 to a noble VietnameseCatholic family. A strong anti-Communist, he joined the UnitedStates backed government, and made himself preside…nt in 1955. Whilein power, he imprisoned and murdered hundreds of Buddhists, thiscaused the U.S. oppose him. Diem was assassinated in 1963 and thisleft Vietnam vulnerable to the Communist threat from the northwhich resulted in civil war. His uncompromising rule and overthrow,paved the way for the Vietnam War.