HIS 11 - Southern Revolt

HIS 11 - Southern Revolt - Southern Revolt Start of Second...

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Southern Revolt – Start of Second VN War 06/02/2008 10:10:00 1959 – Communist-led attack 1960 – Communist-led uprising took control over province south of Saigon Initiated campaign against the Saigon government o Would last 15 years, necessitate much US troop intervention to put  down                                          ***MISSED A LOT*** Pacific Policy before ’58 because South was exhausted by 8 year war with France.  Guerilla warfare requires  support of rural population DRV in North needed time to consolidate position north of 17 th  parallel.  Faced severe economic adjustments – war damage, cut off from rice supplies  of South International situation before ’58 poor, no international power supporting their  communism.  1957 – USSR wanted to show it was moderate, proposed N  and S Vietnam both be admitted to UN as separate countries
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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.

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