vietnam war

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Who controlled north
Ho Chi Minh
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What did he do to lose support
He had a harsh land reform, 6000 landlords killed and million of catholics fled to the south
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How did Diem respond to critism
Arresting them and shutting down opposition papers
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Why did Diem refuse to hold elections in 1956
As catholic he didnt apply to 85% of popultion who was bussist and the 8% christians didnt make him beat the north. The north had support of peasants as gave them aid and land whilst diem relied on catholic farmers
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what were the elections in 1956
they were to reunify vietnam under the geneva accords but divison become permanemt until 1975
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when did divison of vietnam become permanent until
1957
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What happened to Boi Dai
He was deported by diem
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why did usa support not holding elections in 1956
scared if a communist victory if nationwide elections held, the USSR soon accepted this because they wanted better relations with USA and china didnt want a strong united vietnam on thwere door.
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who were angry because the elections were held?
Ho chi Ming and communists
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What did diem do in the south?
Provoked a communist uprising by arresting 15-20,000 suspected communists and putting them in re education camps.
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What law did Diem pass in 1959
Setting up military tribunals which could sentance people to death for being communist
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What did setting up military tribunals force people to do?
People went into hiding and provoked rebellion
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What was set up in 1960
NLF (national liberation front
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What did Diem call the NLF
Vietcong
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What was diems response to NLF
Build agro villages which was seperate from the communists and was seperate so NV couldnt gain peasant support, they offered them high quality homes.
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Where were the agro villages built?
Malaya
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Who did diem rely on when was threatened?
His family and close friends but they were traditional so out of touch with the V people.
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What did Diem realise about US
That what ever he did the US had no choice but to support him if they wanted to keep SV anti communist
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who believed in the Domino theory
Kennedy and Eisenhower
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Who was Kennedy's defenece secretary
Robert Mcnamara
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Who was K secretary of state
Dean rusk
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What did Kennedy mis interprete in 1961
when Soviet leader Khrushchev supported the national libertation in Asia kennedy thought this was a sign for USSR intervencing in Vietnam, whereas he was doing it to improve relations with china
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Why did Kennedy have to prove himself?
In his first meeting in Vienna, Khrushchev tried to bully him as saw his as a light weight. He failed to start an anti communist uprising in the bay of pigs
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what was the bay of pigs
Communist uprising in cuba by landing anti communist fighters at bay of bigs in 1961.
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What did Kennedy do with Ddefenece
Eisenhower was said to neglect defence so jfk increased spending by 40% and increased aid for ARVN and use of special forces such as the Green berets
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