History 218February 12/13, 2008Discussion Handout 5Key Terms (14-16)Southern RevoltHanoi/SaigonInternat’l Control CommissionDMZVWPPRPThird National CongressPolitburoLe DuanNLFPLAF (Viet Cong)Communist Strengths IHo Chi Minh TrailJudo Lesson“Land to the Tiller”Village Welfare ProjectsProgressive/Regressive TaxationSocial MobilityTu Tai DegreeLocal AutonomyMy-DiemDemocracyCommunist Strengths II“Hard Core”Tunnel NetworksTerrorismMilitary ConscriptionNgo Dinh NhuFree Fire ZonesManpower AdvantagesSocial GapAp BacMekong DeltaDiscussion Questions1.Origins of the Southern Revolt: What were the two major American views of the origins of the Southern Revolt and what is the political significance of their divergence? What was the Communist policy towards the Diem regime from 1954 to 1958? What political factors motivated these policies? How and why does Communist policy towards the Diem regime change after 1958?
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