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Vietnam : The American War ?

November 4th 2017
In the late sixties I was living in Canada and knew several US citizens who had come to live in Canada to escape the draft. In the west we all knew this as the Vietnam War but i find here in Vietnam it is known as the American war. It may be a cliche to say that no one wins in a war and I am sure that holds true for all those on all sides who suffered terribly. My understanding is limited and the ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City

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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5th November 2017

Could you enter?
Could you enter the mausoleum? Some of the old communist leaders are on constant lit de parade. Mao Tse Tung is and Lenin at least used to be. How is it in Vietnam? /Ake
5th November 2017

Mausoleum
No we couldn’t go in .. our guide said it closes for several months a year. It’s kind of chilling to me to keep these bodies in “aspic” so to speak .

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