11:8:10 Notes

11:8:10 Notes - International Security Notes 8 November...

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International Security Notes 8 November 2010 The Vietnam War (A “war without fronts”) Government of South Vietnam controlled all cities, important towns, and major transportation infrastructure (ports, airFelds, etc. ..) Control of rural areas was sharply divided Government and communist controlled areas could be in very close proximity control changed multiple times Onset of Insurgency Geneva Accords (1954) left extensive secret communist political network in the South Consolidating South Vietnamese state/regime targeted this network for intimidation, arrest, imprisonment, or execution (in some cases by guillotine in the village square) victimized many innocents or weakly aligned people Communists resisted, initially without, later with, signiFcant support from the North Onset of insurgency Popular Support of Peasants? communists (because they were nationalists) neither side (peasants are basically apolitical) view of Moyar!!! they will go with the side that they perceive has more power
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