The 1960s is usually associated with the rise of student activism globally. While students in the West took to the streets for social change, those in the Republic of Vietnam were similarly active and organized. This paper examines Vietnamese student organizations and their activities, which were diverse and dynamic. Whereas radical groups agitated for political reforms and an end to war, more moderate student associations were mobilized for war-relief activities. Despite the restrictions on rights and freedoms in South Vietnam, youth organizations were still able to have their voices heard and make an impact on society.
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