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- Republic of Vietnam : The Republic of Vietnam (RVN) (1954-1975; commonly called South Vietnam (SVN)) is the political entity created by the Geneva Accords of 1954 that partitioned French Indochina. The Republic of Vietnam ended in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam War.
- Vietnam War : A post-colonial independence/Cold War conflict between communist North Vietnam against South Vietnam, assisted by the United States (1955-1975), to unify Vietnam; won by North Vietnam in 1975.
- South Vietnamese Buddhist crisis and coup of 1963 : Events, in South Vietnam, beginning with Buddhist protests and suppression in May 1963, and culminating with the overthrow and killing of President Ngo Dinh Diem in October
- Ngo Dinh Nhu : Brother and chief political advisor to Republic of Vietnam president Ngo Dinh Diem. While he did carry out special projects such as the Strategic Hamlet Program, he primarily worked in the background, often offending opposition groups. Overthrown and killed in 1963, with his brother.
- Ngo Dinh Thuc : Add brief definition or description
- Annam : The central region in those parts of French Indochina that eventually became South Vietnam; was the Kingdom of Dai Viet and then the Empire of Annam
- Bao Dai : Emperor of Annam (1932-1945), and head of state of French Indochina until replaced by Ngo Dinh Diem after the Geneva Accords.
- Nguyen Ngoc Tho : Under Ngo Dinh Diem and for a time after his overthrow, Vice-President of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). Of the Buddhist majority rather than Diem's Catholic minority, while he did not command major personal forces, he had important roles in brokering arrangements with the politically powerful Buddhists, including after the Vietnam War, Buddhist crisis and military coup of 1963.
- Frederick Nolting Jr. : U.S. ambassador and head of the United States Mission to the Republic of Vietnam, from May 10 to August 15, 1963. A career Foreign Service Officer, he was preceded by Elbridge Durbrow, and succeeded by Henry Cabot Lodge Jr.. A supporter of Ngo Dinh Diem, he did not agree with the policy of U.S. support for a coup against Diem.
- John F. Kennedy : American politician (1917-1963); president 1961-1963; assassinated in Dallas.
- Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. : (1902-1985) was a representative and Senator from Massachusetts, Vice Presidential nominee (1960) and ambassador to Vietnam.
- Lucien Conein : (1919-1998), a U.S. clandestine operations officer working both for the Office of Strategic Services and the Central Intelligence Agency; he was the direct contact to the 1963 coup against Ngo Dinh Diem.
- Duong Van Minh : Vietnamese general who led the 1963 overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem and final President of the Republic of Vietnam in 1975.
- Maxwell Taylor : U.S. Army officer who commanded Airborne units in the Second World War, he rose to full general and Chief of Staff of the Army. Recalled from retirement by John F. Kennedy, he took on a number of politicomilitary roles including Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Ambassador to South Vietnam.
- Edward Lansdale : A U.S. Air Force general on assignment to the CIA, key counterinsurgency advisor to Philippine President Ramon Magsaysay, involved in French Indochina and South Vietnam 1954-1960, although lost influence in U.S. policymaking through bureaucratic infighting
- Francis Cardinal Spellman : Add brief definition or description
- Cao Dai : Add brief definition or description
- Hoa Hao : A sect of Buddhism in Vietnam, which, while not having an extensive clerical structure, became a social and political, generally opposition movement in the Republic of Vietnam
- Binh Xuyen : A South Vietnamese group, primarily an organized crime syndicate but with political influence, largely wiped out under the authority of Ngo Dinh Diem