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Unformatted text preview: so. Once appointed, Diem relied heavily on American aid 1950s Cold War battleground shifted from Europe to the third world (Asia, Africa, Latin America). S Vietnam was supposed to be an example of how much better democracy was than communism More US help Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) created by the US Between 1955-1960, US provided over $1 billion in subsidized imports to the commercial import program this won over the middle class elite. US sent over technical experts to Saigon to help put together the government 1954 SE Asia Treaty Organization pledged itself to help protect S Vietnam against outside attacks Crucial to sustaining of S Vietnam Fall 1950 Diem tried to exile French leader of ARVN...
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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