Diem Overthrown

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HistoryCentral.com > America's Wars > Vietnam War > Events > Diem Overthrown


November 2, 1963

Diem Overthrown

South Vietnam's President Diem is overthrown in a military coup. The coup takes place with the tacit approval of the United States. Diem was killed during the coup, despite assurances that he would not be. The United States had hoped that by overthrowing the unpopular Diem, it could strengthen the opposition to the communist Viet Cong.

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