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Title:
Politically significant groups in South Vietnam
Date of Creation:
May 4, 1966
Date of Declassification:
June 11, 1998
Type of Document:
Intelligence memorandum
Level of Classification:
SECRET
Status of Copy:
ORIGINAL
Pagination, Illustration:
16 p., 1 map
Abstract:
South Vietnam has a multitude of religious, political, and regional factions. Some are large, loosely organized federations; others are just a handful of men backing an influential leader. Only the various religions have anything like a wide popular base, but they are split internally, and their followers are concentrated for the most part in a few geographic areas. Of the religions, the Buddhist faction headed by Thich Tri Quang has by far the largest popular following. Only two of the political parties have national significance and these are also splintered internally. At best no more than a tenuous guess can be made on the potential voting strength and voting strongholds of most of the politically influential groups. It appears, however, that Buddhist-backed candidates will garner the largest popular support, and that it will take a rather strong alliance between other factions and groups to offset potential Buddhist strength.
Indexing Terms:
THICH TRI QUANG
THICH THIEN MINH
BUI TUONG HUAN
LE TUYEN
TRAN QUANG THUAN
THICH TAM CHAU
THICH TAM GIAC
THICH HO GIAC
MAI THO TRUYEN
SON THAI NGUYEN
SON NGOC THANH
HOANG QUYNH
NGUYEN QUANG LAM
NGUYEN VAN LUC
TRAN VAN KIEM
NGUYEN GIA HIEN
NGUYEN VAN BINH
HO VAN VUI
PHAN KHAC SUU
LE VAN TAT
LE TRUNG NGHIA
TRAN QUANG VINH
CAO HOAI SANG
NGUYEN THANH PHUONG
TRAN VAN TUOI
NGUYEN VAN HUE
TRAN VAN SOAI
LY BA PHAM
PHAN BA CAM
TRUONG KIM CU
DANG VAN SUNG
PHAN HUY QUAT
BUI DIEM
NGUYEN CAO KY
NGUYEN TON HOAN
NGUYEN KHANH
NGUYEN VAN THIEU
NGUYEN VAN KIEU
HA THUC KY
NGUYEN HOA HIEP
VU HONG KHANH
TRAN VAN TUYEN
NGUYEN DINH LUONG
PHAN QUANG DAN
TRAN VAN VAN
HOANG CO THUY
HOANG CO BINH
TRAN VAN HUONG
TRAN VAN DON
DUONG VAN MINH
NGUYEN VAN LOC
TRAN QUOC BUU
BUI LUONG
VU VAN THIEN
LE VAN THOT
LE DINH CU
PHAM XUAN CHIEU
TRAN QUANG TRI
TO LAI CHANH
PAUL NUR
POLITICAL SITUATION IN SOUTH VIETNAM
POLITICAL FACTIONS IN SOUTH VIETNAM
MONTAGNARD SITUATION IN SOUTH VIETNAM
HIGH NATIONAL COUNCIL
BUDDHIST INSTITUTE FOR THE EXECUTION OF THE DHARMA
UNIFIED BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION
SOUTHERN BUDDHIST STUDIES ASSOCIATION
THERAVADA BUDDHISTS
SOUTHERN OLD STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
CATHOLICS
CAO DAI
HOA HAO
DAI VIET PARTY
QUOC DAN DANG PARTY
VIETNAMESE CONFEDERATION OF LABOR
GENERAL CONFEDERATION OF FREE SYNDICATES
SAIGON STUDENTS UNION
CATHOLIC STUDENTS FEDERATION
BUDDHIST STUDENTS ASSOCIATION
VINH BINH PROVINCE
GIA DINH PROVINCE
BIEN HOA PROVINCE
TAY NINH PROVINCE
AN GIANG PROVINCE
CHAU DOC PROVINCE
QUANG TRI PROVINCE
QUANG NAM PROVINCE
QUANG NGAI PROVINCE
QUANG TIN PROVINCE
THUA THIEN PROVINCE
SAIGON UNIVERSITY
VAN HANH UNIVERSITY
HUE UNIVERSITY
DALAT UNIVERSITY
Declassified Documents Reference System Location:
1999-1242