Was elected President of South Vietnam and accused North Vietnam of starting a war. Known for harsh tactics
France leaves Vietnam
France had ruled Vietnam colonially for 100 years, but General Vo Nguyen Giap was able to rally for forces of the Vietnemese to defeat the French and force them to leave Vietnam.
Geneva Peace Accords
France and Vietnam sign a peace treaty to end the conflict between them Vietnam agreed to hold national elections in 1956 to help unify their country. This faced oppposition from the US because they felt it gave the Communist party too much power.
Formation of SEATO
SEATO = Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
Created to fight the power the Communist party held in Southeast Asia
Supported by Preident Eisenhower and the US
South Vietnam Formed
Government of the Vietname Republic formed in 1955 with the help of American military, political, and economic help.