Ngo Dinh Diem In Vietnam

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There have been many communist dictators in the world, and one of them is Ngo Dinh Diem. Ngo Dinh Diem was the first President of Vietnam; he was born on January 3, 1901, in Quang Binh, Vietnam. He died on November 2, 1963, in Cho Lon City, Vietnam because of an assassination ("Ngo Dinh Diem, President of the Republic of Vietnam, 1954--1963"). Ngo Dinh Diem was born into a Catholic family and joined the U.S government (Biography.com Editors). He called himself a president because he was elected, but he was really a communist leader that gradually gained more power. One of the voters said, "They told us to put the red ballot into envelopes and to throw the green ones into the wastebasket,” (Simkin); the voting was unfair which caused him to win. Ngo Dinh Diem was…show more content…
Ngo Dinh Diem and Ngo Dinh Nhu Dinh Dinh Diem and His Brother were assassinated in Cho Lon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Britannica). The U.S wanted to kill Ngo Dinh Diem because they wanted to maintain the southern Vietnamese government (History.com Staff). The Southern Vietnamese government was unstable during the Vietnam War because Northern Vietnam was constantly trying to turn them Communist. The U.S also wanted to kill him because He was killing Buddhist. Ngo Dinh Diem’s family believed that people were becoming Buddhist because of the Communist (Kross), so he would kill everyone that had signs of being Communist. The plan went down on November 1st after the coup (History.com Staff), Ngo Dinh Diem did not surrender directly after he was told to, so the soldiers bombed his palace (“Diem Murdered During Coup”). Ngo Dinh Diem then surrendered, but it was too late. Vietnamese leaders then told Ngo Dinh Diem that they were not going to kill him and that he could leave the country. They next day Southern Vietnamese Soldiers captured him and killed him in a car

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