History UsefulNotes / Vietnam

11th Mar '16 8:45:59 AM Celticjesus
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* Vo Nguyen Giap, Ho's most trusted lieutenant.

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* Vo Nguyen Giap, Ho's most trusted lieutenant.lieutenant and military leader, probably one of the great strategists of the 20th Century (he beat the Japanese, the French, and the U.S. militaries.)
23rd Jan '16 6:54:04 AM DeisTheAlcano
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[[caption-width-right:330:Kinda looks like an angry giant worm doesn't it? [[note]]Just don't say that within earshot of a native. Comparing it to a strip of silk is more common, cliche and safer for your health.[[/note]] ]]

->''"Độc Lập - Tự Do - Hạnh Phúc"''[[note]]Independence - Freedom - Happiness[[/note]]\\
--'''National Motto''' (Taken from Sun Yatsen's idea: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Principles_of_People )

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[[caption-width-right:330:Kinda looks like an angry giant worm doesn't it? [[note]]Just don't say that within earshot of a native. Comparing it to a strip of silk is more common, cliche cliché and safer for your health.[[/note]] ]]

->''"Độc Lập - Tự Do - Hạnh Phúc"''[[note]]Independence - Freedom - Happiness[[/note]]\\
--'''National
Happiness[[/note]]
-->-- '''National
Motto''' (Taken from Sun Yatsen's idea: http://en.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Principles_of_People )
Three Principles of People]])
23rd Jan '16 5:02:24 AM Adept
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->'''[[Film/GoodMorningVietnam "GOOOOOOOOD MORNING VIETNAM!"]]'''

->''"Việt Nam, Hồ Chí Minh, Việt Nam, Hồ Chí Minh..."''\\
--For your own good, make sure you're in Vietnam before singing it to a Vietnamese.
22nd Jan '16 9:06:44 PM Adept
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* Mai Thi Hoang, a.k.a Eternal Feather from ''SoulEaterNot'' is a Vietnamese ButterflyKnife.

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* Mai Thi Hoang, a.k.a Eternal Feather from ''SoulEaterNot'' ''Manga/SoulEaterNot'' is a Vietnamese ButterflyKnife.
27th Sep '15 12:12:55 PM Morgenthaler
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* Johnny Tri Nguyen, Vietnamese-born American martial arts actor and stuntman who has appeared in movies like ''The Rebel'' and TomYumGoong

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* Johnny Tri Nguyen, Vietnamese-born American martial arts actor and stuntman who has appeared in movies like ''The Rebel'' and TomYumGoongFilm/TomYumGoong
11th Sep '15 9:47:56 PM FurryKef
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* Ho Chi Minh City - the number one economic hub and the largest city. Founded as ''Gia Định'' in 1690, Saigon is rather young by Vietnamese standards. Its actual population, immigrants included, is somewhere near 10 million. Downtown clearly shows French urban planning with wide boulevards flanked by imposing colonial buildings. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Thanh_Market Ben Thanh Market]] can be used as a shorthand for Saigon, and the city has acquired a new [[http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1383/5134077213_e166826c55.jpg phallic symbol]] of late: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitexco_Financial_Tower Bitexco Financial Tower]] - the first true and completed skyscraper of Vietnam, designed by an American studio in New York.

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* Ho Chi Minh City - the number one economic hub and the largest city. city, and perhaps still better known by its former name, Saigon. Founded as ''Gia Định'' in 1690, Saigon it is rather young by Vietnamese standards. Its actual population, immigrants included, is somewhere near 10 million. Downtown clearly shows French urban planning with wide boulevards flanked by imposing colonial buildings. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Thanh_Market Ben Thanh Market]] can be used as a shorthand for Saigon, and the city has acquired a new [[http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1383/5134077213_e166826c55.jpg phallic symbol]] of late: [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitexco_Financial_Tower Bitexco Financial Tower]] - the first true and completed skyscraper of Vietnam, designed by an American studio in New York.
6th Sep '15 7:15:07 PM Cinereous
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To further the point above, Sino-Vietnamese tensions have reached extremely high levels as of mid-2014, thanks to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiyang_Shiyou_981_standoff a provocative move by China]] to place an oil rig within waters that Vietnam claims as its own as well as construction of [[http://www.janes.com/article/46083/china-building-airstrip-capable-island-on-fiery-cross-reef military airfields on artificial islands]] in the South China Sea. As a result, Vietnam is now approaching the United States for [[http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/02/us-usa-vietnam-arms-idUSKCN0HR29V20141002 weapons]] and a strengthening of [[http://thediplomat.com/2015/06/why-vietnam-and-the-us-are-deepening-defense-ties/ foreign relations.]] Apparently, grudges over the Vietnam War on either side are rapidly fading, if they haven't already.
4th Sep '15 8:22:34 AM Larkmarn
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** Historical epic ''Film/ThePrinceAndThePagodaBoy''.
** Vietnamese-made {{wuxia}} movie ''Film/SwordOfTheAssassin''.
8th Jul '15 11:38:13 PM karstovich2
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Relations with the US are likewise uneasy but have been normalized at a surprising rate since 1986, and now ended up even more cordial than with China, in spite of Washington's constant criticism on the state of human rights in Vietnam. Whether Vietnam will open its military port at Cam Ranh to American port calls is a matter of debate, but it's obvious that Vietnam is looking for a counterweight to the growing China threat. With TheNewRussia swept aside, who could be better suited for the job than [[EagleLand that superpower that messed up this land just 35 years ago]]? Nice tightrope Vietnam's walking there.

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Relations with the US are likewise uneasy but have been normalized at a surprising rate since 1986, and now ended up even more cordial than with China, in spite of Washington's constant criticism on the state of human rights in Vietnam. Whether Vietnam will open its military port at Cam Ranh to American port calls is a matter of debate, but it's obvious that Vietnam is looking for a counterweight to the growing China threat. With TheNewRussia swept aside, who could be better suited for the job than [[EagleLand that superpower that messed up this land just 35 years ago]]? Nice tightrope Vietnam's walking there.
there, but then, [[{{Realpolitik}} realist foreign policy]] makes for strange bedfellows, and--and you might think this odd--Vietnam is, on a people-to-people level, one of the most ''pro''-American countries in Asia (approval ratings for the United States in polls of ordinary Vietnamese people have hovered around 70% since 2012).
16th Jun '15 8:49:29 PM judasmartel
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* Eternal Feather from ''SoulEaterNot'' is a Vietnamese Demon ButterflyKnife whose real name is Mai Thi Hoang

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* Mai Thi Hoang, a.k.a Eternal Feather from ''SoulEaterNot'' is a Vietnamese Demon ButterflyKnife whose real name is Mai Thi Hoang ButterflyKnife.
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