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15 Cards in this Set

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Ho Chi Mihn
gained independence from France, President of North Vietnam, founder of Communist party of North Vietnam
Bao Dai
Last emperor of Vietnam
Le Duc Tho
founder of Indochinese Communist party
Ngo Dinh Diem
anti-Communist nationalist; became prime minister of Vietnam
Ngo Dinh Nhu
Diem's brother and cheif political advisor
Nguyen Cao Ky
commander of the South Vietnam Air Force, Prime Minister and Vice President of the Republic of Vietnam
Nguyen Van Thieu
president of the former Republic of South Vietnam; helped lead the coup overthrowing President Diem
Vo Nguyen Giap
Vietnamese four-star general; military leader of the VietMihn guerrilla group and of the Vietnam People's Army in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and later Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Henri Navarre
commander of French forces in Indochina during the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in the First Indochina War
Alexandre de Rhodes
French missionary, the first Frenchman to visit Vietnam; established a Jesuit mission in the region
Everett Alvarez
first American to be shot down
William Calley
only American sentenced to prison for massacre of My Lai
Jeremiah Denton
prisoner of war; blinked "torture" using morse code on broadcast television; gave speech when freed
A. Peter Dewey
first American killed during post WWII Vietnam
Dwight D. Eisenhower
president; refused to help out French