Go South to avoid CommunismPeople of Southern Vietnam are welcoming with open arms Northern Vietnamese people.
UnknownUnknownGo South to avoid CommunismHãy Vào Nam Đề Trành Cộng-sànPeople of Southern Vietnam are welcoming with open arms Northern Vietnamese people.Đồng- Bào Nam- Việt Dang Tay Chồ Đón Đồng- Bào Bắc-ViệtThe Central Intelligence Agency of the United States saw the period of free migration as an opportunity to weaken the chances of a communist victory during the reunification elections in 1956. A propaganda campaign, bankrolled by the United States, urged people, particularly Catholics, to move south to avoid religious persecution. The United States provided the vast majority of aid to refugees in the south. The aid included money, emergency food, medical care, clothing, and temporary shelter. The mass migration to the south served as a publicity victory for the United States during the Cold War.