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Promises, promises

The pineapple farmer's art of emotional blackmail

April 15th 2007
Hue came to prominence at the beginning of the 19th century when the first emperor of the Nguyen dynasty moved the imperial capital there from Hanoi. He constructed an enormous citadel guarding 3 concentric enclosures which must have been quite a sight, given how the remains look. Unfortunately many of the complex's buildings were destroyed in the aftermath of the Tet offensive during the Vietnam ... read more
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Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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