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Nguyen Cao Ky

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After the 1954 Geneva international conference, Vietnam was divided into two parts. On paper, North and South Vietnam were twin countries born at the same moment.

— Nguyen Cao Ky

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After Watergate, America was a ship without a rudder. Vietnam was left to its own devices, drifting along towards its fate.

— Nguyen Cao Ky

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Americans are big boys. You can talk them into almost anything. Just sit with them for half an hour over a bottle of whiskey and be a nice guy.

— Nguyen Cao Ky

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And then when they picked me as premiere, I don't think I feel, you know, different. For me, the position mean responsibility, but that's all.

— Nguyen Cao Ky

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By fighting a limited, defensive war, America permitted the enemy to endlessly re-supply their field armies.

— Nguyen Cao Ky

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By the mid-sixties, the United States had poured more than half a million troops into South Vietnam.

— Nguyen Cao Ky

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During the Fifties, political and military activities in Vietnam were heavily influenced by the French, who as recent colonial masters, made all-important decisions.

— Nguyen Cao Ky

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From its inception, South Vietnam was only considered to be an outpost in the war against communism.

— Nguyen Cao Ky

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I have been blessed often by Buddha, but equally by America.

— Nguyen Cao Ky

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I never staged a coup. They picked me up. Like I say, they forced me to become premier, maybe hoping that by that way, they send me to the electric chair.

— Nguyen Cao Ky

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Thảo consulted Kỳ—who wanted to seize power for himself—before the plot and exhorted him to join the coup but the Air Force chief claimed he would remain neutral. Over time Australian attitudes toward South Vietnam became increasingly negative despite a contribution of ground troops to assist the fight against the communists. At first Kỳ tried to ignore the demonstrations and wait for them to peter out but the problem escalated and riots broke out in some places.

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Nevertheless Kỳ and Thiệu were able to end the cycle of coups and the Americans backed their regime. In November 1963 Kỳ participated in the coup that deposed president Ngô Đình Diệm and resulted in Diệm's assassination. Thiệu then passed legislation to restrict candidacy eligibility for the 1971 election banning almost all would-be opponents; Kỳ and the rest withdrew as it was obvious that the poll would be a sham; Thiệu went on to win more than 90 percent of the vote and the election uncontested while Kỳ retired.

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