Why did the US oppose Ho Chi Minh?

Ho Chi Minh was a communist, wanted reunification of Vietnam, of which S. Vietnam was under US control/supervision, and the US did not want a spread of communism through Asia, fearing a communist takeover.

Why did the US refuse to help Ho Chi Minh?

“Underlying the American refusal to deal with Ho at all is a suspicious uncertainty about helping a leader known to be a Communist, for fear that he might lead his country into the orbit of the Soviet Union.

Why would the US be concerned about Ho Chi Minh?

The US considered Ho Chi Minh to be unreliable and possibly deceitful. He mouthed the slogans of a nationalist but Washington considered him a communist. There was some evidence to support this view, such as Ho’s work within the Soviet Union, the Comintern and the Chinese Communist Party.

Why did the US interfere in Vietnam?

China had become communist in 1949 and communists were in control of North Vietnam. The USA was afraid that communism would spread to South Vietnam and then the rest of Asia. It decided to send money, supplies and military advisers to help the South Vietnamese Government.

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