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In Bloom

The Hefty Mid-Section of Vietnam

April 13th 2008
Hue and the DMZ: Where the History Is Hue is the historic center of Vietnam, and not altogether to far from the geographic one. At its heart lies the imperial city, built in honor of the long line of kings that ruled in the region. The walls are imposing and the scope of the old city looms large, but it's not particularly old by most of the world's standards. It was built in the 19th c ... 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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