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Unformatted text preview: undermine Diem through non-military means Emphasized publishing newspapers, petitions, front organizations, meetings Controlled almost all villages not controlled by religious sects Diem refused to play by Hanois rules Wanted to eradicate Vietminh from South You dont coexist with those who want to exterminate you. Brother My hand will never tire of killing communists. The Communist Party of Vietnam in the South had to rethink its strategy, as Diem was dominating Central committee in Hanoi issued new directives More militant Vietminh Knew that doing nothing would be their undoing Felt it had secure base in North from which to launch insurrection in the South 1958-59 revolutionary disturbances in 3 rd world countries that seemed to inspire pro-communist revolts Despite Diems strength on paper, Vietminh felt there was enough disapproval to feed on...
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2009 for the course HIST 218 taught by Professor Lieberman during the Winter '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Winter '08
- Vietnam War