BUDDHIST OPTIMISM IN OVERTHROW OF DIEM REGIME; TRAINING OF MONKS, NUNS AND STUD

Created: 8/17/1963

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^mWtmWmXmWBSSTWURE OPTIMISTIC THAT PRESIDENT NGO DINH DIEM COULD BE OV^THflOWN WITHIN SIX MONTHS AND

WERE ORGANIZEDTRUGGLE OF SEVERAL MONTHS. MONKS AND NUNS WERE BEING GIVEN INSTRUCTION IN POLITICAL MATTERS AND THEOF BOTH HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY STUOENTS WAS BEING STRESSED.

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THICH THIEN MINH, VICE CHAIRMAN OF THE GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF VIETNAMESE BUDDHISTS (GAVB) IN CENTRAL VIETNAM, AND THICH TRI QUANG, READ CF CENTRAL VIETNAM GAVE, BOTH STRONGLY OPPOSED TO NEUTRALISM, HAD DRAWNENTATIVE LIST OF MEN WHOM THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE IN THE GOVERNMENT IF DIEM WERE OVERTHROWN. IT INCLUDED PHAM KHAC SUU

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