Military Coup in South Vietnam 1963

[ 1963 ]

...On November 1-2, 1963, a military coup toppled the South Vietnamese government; [Premier Ngo Dinh] Diem (1901-63) was killed; and a military-controlled provisional regime was established. A period of political instability ensued, with South Vietnam trying to strengthen its anti-communist military effort. By 1965, the Armed Forces Council, headed by Generals Nguyen Cao Ky (1930-) and Nguyen Van Thieu (1923-), was running the country.

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