Buddhist crisis, 1963
The Buddhist crisis was a time of political and social trouble in South Vietnam. The crisis lasted from 8 May to 2 November 1963. In 1963, the government of Ngô Đình Diệm outlawed the Buddhist flag. This change started the crisis. It ended when the armed forces of the country started a coup. During the coup, they arrested and killed the president. In 1963, between 70 and 90 percent of the people in South Vietnam were Buddhists. President Đình Diệm was a Catholic, and there were Catholics in the government.