America's Mandarin (1954-1963)
- 1983 ----- color ----- 57 min ----- vhs
(Vietnam: A Television History series, Part 3)
Dividing the country caused Catholics and pro-French northerners to flee to the South where Ngo Dinh Diem had become President with U.S. support in the form of monetary aid and a few military advisors. In 1960, the National Liberation Front appeared as an effort to overthrow the South Vietnamese government. With Kennedy as U.S. President the number of U.S. advisors escalated. In 1963, Diem was overthrown by the Right, rather than the Left.
- Topics: (History: American, Southeast Asian Studies, War and Peace)