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09/06/2011 America in Vietnam Causes and Commitments: Origins, Increasing Commitment, and the War in the Vietnam  during the Eisenhower and Kennedy Administrations Ho Chi Minh father of the revolution, especially in the Vietminh war with France. US had to hold up French allies because of Cold Eat and “containment policy”; Europe  central battlefield of Cold War and France indispensable player in the conflict In 1950, we send military aid Credibility and Contention: Lyndon Johnson’s War French created Bodai solution, where they granted Vietnam independence and essentially  relinquish their hold on colonies but still want hold on the colonies, because didn’t want  Vietnam to cut them off; Name it State of Vietnam Geneva Convention officially sets up state of Vietnam and divides it in half at the 17 th  parallel; didn’t formally recognize them as two different countries and would have  national elections in two years Bodai appoints Diem as prime minister and then is appointed as president of what named  the “Republic of Vietnam” (Background: Was raised in the Mandarin class, was staunchly  Catholic and opposed communism; Lacked charisma and political skill and because of his  Mandarin outlet, was not able to relate to the common people, and was against Buddhists  because were political subversives, and Diem was known to be a strict authoritarian) President at the time, 1954 was Eisenhower who wanted a limited-war and economic 
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