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Post by Tommy Monk on Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:50 am

Very interesting read...

Seems it was the communists in the north who were oppressing people there and confiscating property and land from them... also encouraging others in the south to engage in a socialist uprising...

And it seems that American involvement really got going under President Kennedy...

http://www.historynet.com/vietnam-war

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Re: History - Vietnam

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:08 am

Rolling Eyes

Trust poor li'l ol Tommy to come in late, and put a completely misleading spin on historical events in S.E. Asia...

Vietnam's problems didn't start with the commies sweeping down from the North';  but with the mess that France left behind when they bailed in the early 1950s..

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/France%E2%80%93Vietnam_relations

If it hadn't been for the French occupation having already broken the country, the communist insurgents might not have found it quite so easy to gain influence there in the late '50s.

http://alphahistory.com/vietnamwar/french-colonialism-in-vietnam/

https://www.britannica.com/place/Vietnam/The-conquest-of-Vietnam-by-France

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Re: History - Vietnam

Post by Tommy Monk on Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:19 am

And fleakeeper seems to have forgotten that France was in ruin because of WW2 and were not able to keep a strong presence in Vietnam during that time... hardly bailing out...


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