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Vietnam In 1955 with the help of massive amounts of American military political and economic aid the Government of the Republic of Vietnam GVN or South Vietnam was born The following year Ngo Dinh Diem a faithfully anti-Communist figure from the South won a doubtful election that made him president of the GVN While in the United States of America President Dwight D Eisenhower supported the creation of a counter-revolutionary alternative south of the seventeenth parallel The North felt as though they deserved to be in ownership of the South In accordance to the Peace Accord there would be an election to see who would govern all of Vietnam not just half Many interests were in Vietnam for many Americans in higher places the main one was capitol Many protests were going on at home in America People were marching at Capitol Hill and outside of most government buildings speaking their minds for what they believe is wrong Voicing how it was wrong to send troops over to fight the battle of another nation According to the terms of the Geneva Accords Vietnam would hold national elections in 1956 to reunify the country The division at the seventeenth parallel a temporary separation without cultural precedent would vanish with the elections The United States however had other ideas Secretary of State John Foster Dulles did not support the Geneva Accords because he thought they granted too much power to the Communist Party of Vietnam The Americans decided that they would take more into their own hands and send troops over to Vietnam as allies for South Vietnam They were sent in to look like allies but really they went in to protect American investments as well use this as an opportunity to gain pride for their country Unfortunately they were unsuccessful on their pride mission they had actually down graded themselves and embarrassed their nation in front of the whole world Not
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