Ngo Dinh Diem and U.S Involvement in the Vietnam War
The relationship between the United States and Vietnam from 1954 to 1963 was through a man named Ngo Dinh Diem. United States saw Diem as a perfect candidate to lead the South Vietnam into democracy after the French have been defeated. The United States wanted to spread democracy into the eastern world. But some outside observer view this as an American imperialism movement.
Ngo Dinh Diem
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clear that we don’t think this is the way to win… If he does not change it, of course, that is his decision,” stated by Kennedy in a TV interview. It is apparent that the actions of Diem were not always favorable to the American government. Kennedy also stated that he could do nothing but advise Diem. This shows that Diem acted out of free will, at least in some of his political actions.