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Ngo Dinh Diem

(1901—1963)

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agroville

agroville  

N. a fortified settlement in South Vietnam in the Agroville Program (1959-60) of President Ngo Dinh Diem. Peasants were forcibly relocated to agrovilles, where they were guarded by the army in an ...
Bao Dai

Bao Dai  

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(1913–97)Emperor of Vietnam (1926–45). His initial aim to reform Vietnam did not receive French colonial support. During World War II he collaborated with the Japanese and in 1945 he was forced to ...
Henry Cabot Lodge

Henry Cabot Lodge  

(b. Nahant, Massachusetts, 5 July 1902; d. Beverly, Massachusetts, 27 Feb. 1985)US; US Senator 1936–52, US delegate to the United Nations 1953–60, US ambassador to South Vietnam 1963–4, 1965–7 Lodge ...
National Liberation Front

National Liberation Front  

(NLF)A South Vietnamese resistance movement formed in December 1960 at a secret location, sponsored by the Communist Party of North Vietnam. Based upon the organizational and operational experience ...
Nguyen Van Linh

Nguyen Van Linh  

(b. 1 July 1915, d. 27 Apr. 1998).General Secretary of Vietnamese Communist Party 1986–92 Born Nguyen Van Cuc in Hanoi, he soon became active against the French colonial occupation, was imprisoned, ...
Nguyen Van Thieu

Nguyen Van Thieu  

(1923–2001)South Vietnamese statesman, President (1967–75). He participated in the post-war struggle against the French but left the Vietminh because of its communist policies and thereafter became a ...
Paul D. Harkins

Paul D. Harkins  

(1904–84) army general who commanded MACV (Military Assistance Command Vietnam) from 1962 to 1964. Harkins had a generally optimistic view about the possibility of putting an early end to the ...
Vietcong

Vietcong  

Communist guerrilla organization operating in South Vietnam (1960–75). Opposition to the Saigon-based regime of Ngo Dinh Diem had already produced widespread guerrilla activity in South Vietnam when ...
Vietnam

Vietnam  

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Vietnam has partially liberalized its economy, but the Communist Party remains firmly in chargeAround two-thirds of Vietnam consists of the Annamite mountain chain, which snakes down the length of ...
Vietnam War

Vietnam War  

(1964–75)The civil war in Vietnam after the commencement of large-scale US military involvement in 1964. Guerrilla activity in South Vietnam had become widespread by 1961, in which year President Ngo ...

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