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Early in the Vietnam War, the United States support the leadership of Ngo Dinh Diem. He was assassinated in 1963. Following his death, the next president of South Vietnam was Nguyen Van Thieu.

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Americans supported South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem as the leader of Vietnam. President Eisenhower wrote to the South Vietnamese President on October 24, 1954 promising direct assistance to him and his government, contingent upon land reform and a reduction of government corruption. Ngo Dinh Diem agreed to the terms, but never followed through. His refusal to comply led to a coup by dissident South Vietnamese generals, who murdered Diem and his brother.

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