Vietnam's lost revolution : Ngô Đình Diệm's failure to build an independent nation, 1955-1963

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Full title: Vietnam's lost revolution : Ngô Đình Diệm's failure to build an independent nation, 1955-1963 / Geoffrey Stewart (Western University, Ontario).
Main author: Stewart, Geoffrey 1973- (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: "Vietnam's Lost Revolution employs newly-released archival material from Vietnam to examine the rise and fall of the Special Commissariat for Civic Action in the First Republic of Vietnam, and in so doing reassesses the origins of the Vietnam War. A cornerstone of Ngô Đình Diệm's presidency, Civic Action was intended to transform Vietnam into a thriving, modern, independent, noncommunist Southeast Asian nation. Geoffrey Stewart juxtaposes Diem's revolutionary plan with the conflicting and competing visions of Vietnam's postcolonial future held by other indigenous groups. He shows how the government failed to gain legitimacy within the peasantry, ceding the advantage to the communist-led opposition and paving the way for the American military intervention in the mid-1960s. This book provides a richer and more nuanced analysis of the origins of the Vietnam War in which internal struggles over national identity, self-determination, and even modernity itself are central"--
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Classmark: GG959.7042 /747585
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Series: Cambridge studies in US foreign relations
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781107097889 (hardback)
1107097886 (hardback)