sixpenceee:  “ The Self-Immolating Monk In 1963, the Buddhist majority in South Vietnam had reached their breaking point in the growing tensions under the repressive Catholic regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem.  In May of that year, Buddhists had...

sixpenceee: “ The Self-Immolating Monk In 1963, the Buddhist majority in South Vietnam had reached their breaking point in the growing tensions under the repressive Catholic regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem. In May of that year, Buddhists had...

October 26, 1955  Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam to be a republic with himself as its President and forms the Army of the Republic of Vietnam.

October 26, 1955 Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam to be a republic with himself as its President and forms the Army of the Republic of Vietnam.

President Ngo Dinh Diem

President Ngo Dinh Diem

February 27,   1962: NGO DINH DIEM SURVIVES COUP ATTEMPT  -    South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem survives another coup attempt when Republic of Vietnam Air Force pilots Lieutenants Pham Phu Quoc and Nguyen Van Cu try to kill him and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu by bombing and strafing the presidential palace.

February 27, 1962: NGO DINH DIEM SURVIVES COUP ATTEMPT - South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem survives another coup attempt when Republic of Vietnam Air Force pilots Lieutenants Pham Phu Quoc and Nguyen Van Cu try to kill him and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu by bombing and strafing the presidential palace.

Premier Ngo Dinh Diem and General Lawton Collins talk during the latter's final visit to Independence Palace, Saigon (later Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, May 13, 1955. Collins departed the following day, after completing a six-month special assignment.

Premier Ngo Dinh Diem and General Lawton Collins talk during the latter's final visit to Independence Palace, Saigon (later Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, May 13, 1955. Collins departed the following day, after completing a six-month special assignment.

Ngo Dinh Diem, Prime Minister of the State of Vietnam

Ngo Dinh Diem, Prime Minister of the State of Vietnam

Little Saigon is set to honor Ngo Dinh Diem, the first president of the Republic of South Vietnam.

Little Saigon is set to honor Ngo Dinh Diem, the first president of the Republic of South Vietnam.

What Was the Domino Theory?: Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam, arrives in Washington in 1957, and is greeted by President Eisenhower

What Was the Domino Theory?: Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam, arrives in Washington in 1957, and is greeted by President Eisenhower

SAIGON (13 May 1961) - Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson's Far East Trip. Farewell breakfast with Ngo Dinh Diem | by manhhai

SAIGON (13 May 1961) - Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson's Far East Trip. Farewell breakfast with Ngo Dinh Diem | by manhhai

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