much criticism for its weight disadvantage when compared to similar 2-strokes, despite its fuel economy and low-range torque. The Italian vessels were ultimately turned over. Dim instituted a policy of death penalty against any communist activity in 1956. Regia Marina - Wikipedia The Viet Minh began an assassination campaign in early 1957. A map outlining the Japanese and.S. (but not other Allied) ground forces scheduled to take part in the battle for Japan.