South Vietnam

What if Lyndon Johnson chose to fight the Vietnam War through counterinsurgency?

Do you think it would've been a wiser strategy than Gen. Westmoreland's attrition strategy and would've insured South Vietnam's independence like that of South Korea? Or do you think it would've failed regardless?

South Vietnam had too many strikes against it. There were too many factions and there was almost no respect for the government or other authorities. It needed a strong leader--someone who could capture the people like Ho Chi Minh was able to do.

Counterinsurgency might have worked but it was basically a flyswatter as opposed to an insecticide. What was needed was to eliminate the threat from North Vietnam, and that would mean hitting the offensive capabilities of North Vietnam as well as completely stopping the flow of supplies and fighters down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, which ran through Laos and Cambodia at least part of the way.

Given the elimination of all threats, South Vietnam might have survived and eventually united. The Vietnamese are good people, but were not ready for democracy as it was practiced on them.

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South Vietnam KM2 1953 20 SU grand UNC  Better
South Vietnam KM2 1953 20 SU grand UNC Better
$6.99
South Vietnam KM8a 1968 10 Dong BU
South Vietnam KM8a 1968 10 Dong BU
$4.76
South Vietnam KM6 1963 50 XU BU
South Vietnam KM6 1963 50 XU BU
$4.95
BETTER GRADE LOT OF 3 1964 SOUTH VIETNAM 1 DONG COINS SEP112
BETTER GRADE LOT OF 3 1964 SOUTH VIETNAM 1 DONG COINS SEP112
$4.49
South Vietnam 10 Dong 1974 Bright RD UNC Lustrous Coin
South Vietnam 10 Dong 1974 Bright RD UNC Lustrous Coin
$11.95
1968 South Vietnam 20 Dong 4982
1968 South Vietnam 20 Dong 4982
$12.76
SOUTH VIETNAM 2 COIN SET 1 DONG KM7  10 DONG KM13 UNCIRCULATED
SOUTH VIETNAM 2 COIN SET 1 DONG KM7 10 DONG KM13 UNCIRCULATED
$4.99
B120 COIN 1968 SOUTH VIETNAM SAIGON ISSUE 10 DONG RVN Vietnam War
B120 COIN 1968 SOUTH VIETNAM SAIGON ISSUE 10 DONG RVN Vietnam War
$5.11
SOUTH VIETNAM 1510 Dong 1960 1966 Lot of 8 Coins
SOUTH VIETNAM 1510 Dong 1960 1966 Lot of 8 Coins
$8.95
Viet Nam State Of South Viet Nam Dong 1971 FAO
Viet Nam State Of South Viet Nam Dong 1971 FAO
$10.00
medal COINS VIET NAM SOUTH silver 218 gam commemaritive de luc chu nien 06 07 19
medal COINS VIET NAM SOUTH silver 218 gam commemaritive de luc chu nien 06 07 19
$489.99
B114 COIN 1964 SOUTH VIETNAM SAIGON ISSUE 10 DONG RVN Vietnam War
B114 COIN 1964 SOUTH VIETNAM SAIGON ISSUE 10 DONG RVN Vietnam War
$5.77
B106 COIN 1971 SOUTH VIETNAM SAIGON ISSUE 1 DONG RVN Vietnam War
B106 COIN 1971 SOUTH VIETNAM SAIGON ISSUE 1 DONG RVN Vietnam War
$5.77
B102 COIN 50 XU 1960 SOUTH VIETNAM PRES DIEM Aluminium Vietnam War
B102 COIN 50 XU 1960 SOUTH VIETNAM PRES DIEM Aluminium Vietnam War
$5.77
B109 COIN SAIGON ISSUE RVN SOUTH VIETNAM 1966 5 DONG Vietnam War
B109 COIN SAIGON ISSUE RVN SOUTH VIETNAM 1966 5 DONG Vietnam War
$5.77
B104 COIN SAIGON ISSUE RVN SOUTH 1971 5 DONG Vietnam War
B104 COIN SAIGON ISSUE RVN SOUTH 1971 5 DONG Vietnam War
$5.77
SOUTH VIETNAM KM9 1966 VF VERY FINE NICE LARGE OLD VINTAGE 5 DONG COIN
SOUTH VIETNAM KM9 1966 VF VERY FINE NICE LARGE OLD VINTAGE 5 DONG COIN
$0.60
1968 South Vietnam 20 Dong
1968 South Vietnam 20 Dong
$6.85
Banknote VIET NAM SOUTH 10 DONG 1963 PR7 1psc AUNC very rare
Banknote VIET NAM SOUTH 10 DONG 1963 PR7 1psc AUNC very rare
$89.99
South Vietnam 50 Xu 1963  KM6 Single Aluminum coin UNC
South Vietnam 50 Xu 1963 KM6 Single Aluminum coin UNC
$4.19
Banknote VIET NAM SOUTH 1000 DONG 1975 P34A SPECIMEN NOT ISSUED 1psc AUNC ve
Banknote VIET NAM SOUTH 1000 DONG 1975 P34A SPECIMEN NOT ISSUED 1psc AUNC ve
$999.99
Banknote VIET NAM SOUTH 5000 10000 DONG 1975 P35S 36S SPECIMEN NOT ISSUED 2 ps
Banknote VIET NAM SOUTH 5000 10000 DONG 1975 P35S 36S SPECIMEN NOT ISSUED 2 ps
$999.99
VIETNAM VIET NAM SOUTH KM7 1964 XF SUPER FINE NICE OLD VINTAGE USED DONG COIN
VIETNAM VIET NAM SOUTH KM7 1964 XF SUPER FINE NICE OLD VINTAGE USED DONG COIN
$0.99
elf South Viet Nam 20 Su 1953 3 Ladies
elf South Viet Nam 20 Su 1953 3 Ladies
$5.50
elf South Viet Nam 10 Dong 1964 Rice
elf South Viet Nam 10 Dong 1964 Rice
$5.00
A HIGH GRADE BU 1974 SOUTH VIETNAM 10 DONG COIN JUL676
A HIGH GRADE BU 1974 SOUTH VIETNAM 10 DONG COIN JUL676
$5.84
HIGH GRADE BU 1974 SOUTH VIETNAM 10 DONG COIN JUL777
HIGH GRADE BU 1974 SOUTH VIETNAM 10 DONG COIN JUL777
$5.83
HIGH GRADE DETAILS 1941 S SOUTH VIETNAM 10 CENTS COIN JAN104
HIGH GRADE DETAILS 1941 S SOUTH VIETNAM 10 CENTS COIN JAN104
$3.51
elf South Viet Nam 10 Su 1953 3 Ladies
elf South Viet Nam 10 Su 1953 3 Ladies
$4.50
elf South Viet Nam 10 Dong 1970 Rice
elf South Viet Nam 10 Dong 1970 Rice
$5.00
elf South Viet Nam 1 Dong 1960 Ngo Dihn Diem
elf South Viet Nam 1 Dong 1960 Ngo Dihn Diem
$5.00
B083 COIN South Vietnam RVN 10 DONG 1970 SAIGON ISSUE Vietnam War
B083 COIN South Vietnam RVN 10 DONG 1970 SAIGON ISSUE Vietnam War
$5.88
B086 COIN 50 XU 1963 SOUTH VIETNAM PRES DIEM Aluminium Vietnam War
B086 COIN 50 XU 1963 SOUTH VIETNAM PRES DIEM Aluminium Vietnam War
$6.44
B094 COIN South Vietnam RVN 5 DONG 1966 SAIGON ISSUE Vietnam War
B094 COIN South Vietnam RVN 5 DONG 1966 SAIGON ISSUE Vietnam War
$4.11
B096 COIN South Vietnam RVN 10 DONG 1974 SAIGON ISSUE Vietnam War
B096 COIN South Vietnam RVN 10 DONG 1974 SAIGON ISSUE Vietnam War
$4.24
B122 COIN South Vietnam RVN 1 DONG 1964 SAIGON ISSUE Vietnam War
B122 COIN South Vietnam RVN 1 DONG 1964 SAIGON ISSUE Vietnam War
$3.77
HIGH GRADE BU 1953 SOUTH VIETNAM 20 SU COIN APR456
HIGH GRADE BU 1953 SOUTH VIETNAM 20 SU COIN APR456
$8.99
Viet Nam South KM 11  KM11 1968 20 Dongs UNC
Viet Nam South KM 11 KM11 1968 20 Dongs UNC
$8.29
un issue coin 10 dong 1964 TRIAL Extremely Rare Vietnam South
un issue coin 10 dong 1964 TRIAL Extremely Rare Vietnam South
$2,499.00
1964 South Vietnam Dong 5092
1964 South Vietnam Dong 5092
$11.16



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