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October 8th 2011
Before you read about our trip to Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon) it may be worth having a little read about the Vietnam war. The main reason for this is so that you can appreciate how terrible and disastrous it was to Vietnam and also so that you can correct anything we put in this entry that may be wrong! We have been confused considerably about who was fighting who, why America got involved and wh ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » District 1

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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