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Unformatted text preview: • 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 ← 04/02/2008 10:09:00 ← 04/02/2008 10:09:00 ←...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST 218 taught by Professor Lieberman during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.
- Fall '08