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 .
The president of South Vietnam from 1955-1963.
CIA did, it happened to JFK also
Ngo Dinh Diem was the President of the Republic of Vietnam from1955 to 1963. He was assassinated on November 2, 1963.
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
A man that hated communism, and for that reason, was accepted by the Kennedy administration (in the beginning); See: Diem.
his tactics were causing opposition in south vietnam(:
President Diem talked about making South Vietnam a true democracy - but he used a very autocratic style of leadership and didn't expand democratic rule in his country. He also… was a Catholic - anathema to the traditional Buddhist monk religious leadership at that time. The Buddhists strongly and publicly protested while the U.S. chose to withdraw support for Diem. He was captured and killed in a military coup 'sponsored' by the U.S. government.
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.
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
The most accepted theory to this is that he was assassinated by his own generals when he surrendered after they promised him and his brother safe passage from Vietnam to The U…S, he and his brother died.
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.