Vietnam gets reminder of difficult past

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    Was the gist of this pre, post or during the American occupation?
     
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    Ever read about how Southern families lived in the CSA during the War of Northern Agression where the South was used as a battlefield; especially between Washington DC and Richmond?

    War sucks. It destroys people and property and makes life almost unbearable for the living.
     
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    Oh come on now, are you now going to rehash the Civil war? (The war of northern agression?) Really.
     
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    Does my statement imply rehashing the US Civil War in any way? No it doesn't. Looks like an example to me.
     
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    Psychoblues wonders if the period of deep poverty experienced by the Vietnamese people (the average people) was before, during, or after the American presence there.

    The poverty being referred to by the exhibition was after we left, and therefore after the triumph of the Communist forces, who proceded to communize all of Vietnam as they unified it, contrary to various hints and promises they had given to certain gullible Leftist idiots during the war.

    But there is nothing particularly surprising about it. It has been the same story where ever communism triumphed -- Russia, China, Cuba, Korea, and Vietnam: political repression along with deep poverty.

    Where ever what Psychoblues calls the "American occupation" was successful in holding back communism -- South Korea, Taiwan -- you got rapid economic growth and, finally, a democratic society. This would almost certainly have been the case in Vietnam, had we prevailed there.
     

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