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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

On the aftermath of Vietnam war

In his book Carnage and Culture, military historian, Victor Davis Hanson, has given shocking details of kind of mayhem that Vietnam in the aftermath of the communist victory. Here are few lines from the book:

“A communist victory brought more death and even greater dislocation to the Vietnamese than did decades of war—more often slowly by starvation, incarceration, and flight, rather than by outright mass murder… Exact numbers are in dispute, but most scholars accept that well over 1 million left by boat; and hundreds of thousands of others crossed by land into neighboring Thailand and even China…. Those who died in leaky boats or in storms numbered between 50,000 and 100,000…”

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