Buddhist Rebellion in South Vietnam 1955-1960s

[ 1955 - 1960 ]

...Premier Ngo Dinh Diem (1901-63) of South Vietnam (proclaimed an independent republic after the French Indochina War of 1946-54) gained control of the army, which he used to fight three rebellious, well-equipped religious groups (the Binh Xuyen, Hoa Hoa, and Caodaist sects). In 1955, Bihn Xuyen rebels in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), South Vietnams's capital, battled government troops until being driven out of the city; the rebels' continued harassment forced Diem to attack them at Can Tho and Vinh Long and in the Seven Mountains... Diem's government's harassment of opposing Buddhist priest led to riots and self-immolations...

Total Casualties 5234979 Killed and Wounded
Casualties Killed / Wounded
Military Casualties Killed 1977779 /Wounded 757200
Civilian Casualties Killed 2500000 / Wounded
Note
Belligerents Initiation Date Termination Date
South Vietnam and North Vietnam 1955 / 11 / 1 1975 / 4 / 30 View
United States of America and China 1955 1975 View
South Korea and Viet Cong 1955 1975 View
Thailand (Siam) and Khmer Rouge 1955 1975 View
Australia and Pathet Lao 1955 1975 View
New Zealand and North Vietnam 1955 1975 View
Laos and China 1955 1975 View
Philippines and Viet Cong 1955 1975 View
Weapon Name Weapon Class Weapon Class Type
Tank Type 63 Vehicle Armoured Fighting Vehicle
M113 Vehicle Armoured Fighting Vehicle
M48 Patton Vehicle Armoured Fighting Vehicle
M60 Patton Vehicle Self-Propelled artillery
M59 Vehicle Armoured Fighting Vehicle
M163 VADS Vehicle Self-Propelled artillery
M9 Half-track Vehicle Armoured Fighting Vehicle
Panhard 178 Vehicle Armoured Fighting Vehicle
ZSU-23-4 Vehicle Self-Propelled artillery
M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle Vehicle Utility
M116 howitzer Vehicle Towed Artillery
M101 howitzer Vehicle Towed Artillery
M102 howitzer Vehicle Towed Artillery
Type 60 122 mm Field Gun Vehicle Towed Artillery
152 mm towed gun-howitzer M1955 (D-20) Vehicle Towed Artillery
M114 155 mm howitzer Vehicle Towed Artillery
37 mm automatic air defense gun M1939 (61-K) Vehicle Towed Artillery
Bofors 40 mm gun Vehicle Towed Artillery
M18 recoilless rifle Manportable Rifles
M67 recoilless rifle Manportable Rifles
M40 recoilless rifle Manportable Rifles
M19 mortar Manportable Mortars
16"/50 caliber Mark 7 gun Vehicle Towed Artillery
5"/54 caliber Mark 42 gun Vehicle Towed Artillery
9M14 Malyutka Missile Air to Surface
Ingram MAC-10 Manportable Machine Guns
Dragunov sniper rifle Manportable Rifles
Beretta M12 Manportable Machine Guns
M61 Vulcan Manportable Machine Guns
Mauser C96 Manportable Handguns
Skorpion vz. 61 Manportable Machine Guns
Stechkin automatic pistol Manportable Handguns
Uzi submachine gun Manportable Machine Guns
Carl Gustav M/45 Manportable Machine Guns
F1 submachine gun Manportable Machine Guns
Nambu Pistol Manportable Handguns
TT pistol Manportable Handguns
MAB Model D pistol Manportable Handguns
Makarov pistol Manportable Handguns
MP 40 Manportable Machine Guns
Owen Gun Manportable Machine Guns
FB PM-63 Manportable Machine Guns
PPS submachine gun Manportable Machine Guns
PPSh-41 Manportable Machine Guns
RPD Manportable Machine Guns
Stoner 63 Manportable Machine Guns
Type 99 Light Machine Gun Manportable Machine Guns
M1917 Browning machine gun Manportable Machine Guns
MG 08 Manportable Machine Guns
PM M1910 Manportable Machine Guns
M60 machine gun Manportable Machine Guns
MG 34 Manportable Machine Guns
PK machine gun Manportable Machine Guns
Sterling submachine gun Manportable Machine Guns
Uk vz. 59 Manportable Machine Guns
Smith & Wesson M76 Manportable Machine Guns
Stevens Model 520/620 Manportable Rifles
Ithaca 37 Manportable Rifles
Winchester Model 1200 Manportable Rifles
Mauser Karabiner 98k Manportable Rifles
Type 38 rifle Manportable Rifles
M1917 bayonet Manportable Knives
Ka-Bar Manportable Knives
XM148 grenade launcher Manportable Rocket Launcher
China Lake grenade launcher Manportable Rocket Launcher
M75 grenade launcher Manportable Rocket Launcher
M129 grenade launcher Manportable Rocket Launcher
Mk 18 Mod 0 grenade launcher Manportable Rocket Launcher
Type 69 RPG Manportable Rocket Launcher
XM174 grenade launcher Manportable Rocket Launcher
RPG-2 Manportable Rocket Launcher
Colt Mk 12 cannon Manportable Machine Guns
TM-46 mine Manportable Mines
M16 mine Manportable Mines
M18 Claymore mine Manportable Mines

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