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Destroying the Sources of Demoralization: Ngo Dinh Diem’s National Revolution

Jessica M. Chapman

in Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450617
eISBN:
9780801467417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450617.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Ngo Dinh Diem's military and propaganda campaigns aimed at destroying politico-religious rebels in South Vietnam. Following the Battle of Saigon, the United States committed ... More


The “Sect” Crisis of 1955 and America’s Miracle Man in Vietnam

Jessica M. Chapman

in Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450617
eISBN:
9780801467417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450617.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the “sect” crisis of March and April 1955, the culmination of the open conflict between politico-religious organizations and Ngo Dinh Diem's government that began with the Hinh ... More


A Different Democracy: South Vietnam’s Referendum to Depose Bao Dai

Jessica M. Chapman

in Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450617
eISBN:
9780801467417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450617.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Ngo Dinh Diem's attempt to depose the emperor Bao Dai through a referendum. On October 23, 1955, South Vietnam's citizens took to the polls to choose between Bao Dai and the ... More


“Sink or Swim with Ngo Dinh Diem”

Jessica M. Chapman

in Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450617
eISBN:
9780801467417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450617.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the United States' support for Ngo Dinh Diem as leader of South Vietnam. As the French war was winding down, the United States identified as one of its key objectives the ... More


The Making of a Revolution in South Vietnam

Jessica M. Chapman

in Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450617
eISBN:
9780801467417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450617.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Ngo Dinh Diem's authoritarianism contributed to the rising discontent and indignation that culminated in a revolutionary movement against his government with the formation ... More


Introduction

Jessica M. Chapman

in Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450617
eISBN:
9780801467417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450617.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book examines South Vietnamese politics during the tenure of Ngo Dinh Diem in the years 1953–1956. It looks at the activities of Ngo Dinh Diem's most prominent political rivals such as the Hoa ... More


The Diem Experiment

Kathryn C. Statler

in Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124407
eISBN:
9780813134772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124407.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the Diem Experiment. It began on July 7, 1954, when Ngo Dinh Diem, the Prime Minister of South Vietnam, took control of the South Vietnamese government. During the initial ... More


Replacing France: The Origins of American Intervention in Vietnam

Kathryn C. Statler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124407
eISBN:
9780813134772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124407.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Using recently released archival materials from the United States and Europe, this book explains how and why the United States came to assume control as the dominant Western power in Vietnam during ... More


Yin and Yang in Modern Guise, 1955–1970

Neil L. Jamieson

in Understanding Vietnam

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520201576
eISBN:
9780520916586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201576.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the presence of yin and yang in modern guise in Vietnam during the period from 1955 to 1970. When Ngo Dinh Diem became premier of Vietnam, he insisted conformity to the ... More


“Get Them before They Get Us”

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

In Saigon, Paul Harwood found that his ambivalence about the Anticommunist Denunciation Campaign persisted. More worried in late 1955 that involvement in government abuses would compromise National ... More


“The Effort Must Be Made”

Thomas L. Ahern

in Vietnam Declassified: The CIA and Counterinsurgency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125619
eISBN:
9780813135342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125619.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

John Caswell, then chief of Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) Vietnam desk, later recalled the atmosphere of despair at the CIA Headquarters as Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem took office in July ... More


Choosing Peace, 1954–1956

Pierre Asselin

in Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276123
eISBN:
9780520956551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276123.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

After signing the Geneva accords, the Communist leaders of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN) did their best to abide by both the letter and the spirit of the accords. They hoped the accords ... More


Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam

Jessica M. Chapman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450617
eISBN:
9780801467417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450617.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1955, Ngo Dinh Diem organized an election to depose chief-of-state Bao Dai, after which he proclaimed himself the first president of the newly created Republic of Vietnam. The United States ... More


Conclusion

Jessica M. Chapman

in Cauldron of Resistance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and 1950s Southern Vietnam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450617
eISBN:
9780801467417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450617.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book has examined how Ngo Dinh Diem solidified his power and established the basic character and mechanisms of his state with the help of the United States. When the United States replaced ... More


Building South Vietnam

Jessica Elkind

in Aid Under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165837
eISBN:
9780813167183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165837.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

The introduction presents the key arguments and themes of the book.It examines the basic US approach to Vietnam and demonstrates how US nation-building activities in South Vietnam fit into broader ... More


Essence of Indecision: Coup Scripts, Ngo Dinh Diem and the Kennedy Administration

Jeffrey H. Michaels

in The Art of Creating Power: Freedman on Strategy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190851163
eISBN:
9780190872601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190851163.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Informed and inspired by Freedman’s examination of the Kennedy administration in Kennedy’s Wars and his introduction of the ‘strategic scripts’ concept, this chapter analyzes Washington’s role in the ... More


“The Virgin Mary Is Going South”: Refugee Resettlement in South Vietnam

Jessica Elkind

in Aid Under Fire: Nation Building and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813165837
eISBN:
9780813167183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165837.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines US involvement in refugee resettlement schemes between 1954 and 1956.Refugee assistance served as a critical and formative experience for American nation builders in Vietnam and ... More


Choosing War, 1963

Pierre Asselin

in Hanoi's Road to the Vietnam War, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276123
eISBN:
9780520956551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276123.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In 1963, the so-called Buddhist Crisis, punctuated by the self-immolation of monks and the assassination of Diem in a military coup, turned South Vietnam into a flashpoint of the global Cold War. ... More


“Numerous Reports of Plots” (1958)

William J. Rust

in Eisenhower and Cambodia: Diplomacy, Covert Action, and the Origins of the Second Indochina War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813167428
eISBN:
9780813167435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167428.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

US unwillingness to mediate a border dispute between Cambodia and South Vietnam in 1958—the so-called Stung Treng incident—further aggravated relations with Sihanouk, who retaliated by establishing ... More


Camelot’s Strategist

Ingo Trauschweizer

in Maxwell Taylor's Cold War: From Berlin to Vietnam

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177007
eISBN:
9780813177038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177007.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

In Chapter 4 I assess Taylor’s influence in the Kennedy administration and his contribution to the lack of trust by civilian leaders in the JCS after the Bay of Pigs fiasco. I also discuss Taylor’s ... More


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