The Acts of the Democracies

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1966

The Vietnam-USA War

The USA now has 385,000 troops in South Vietnam.

Many villages are destroyed. TV pictures of American soldiers casually setting fire to huts while distressed villagers look on disturb the USA public. Student and Buddhist led demonstrators in Saigon demand the end of the military government in South Vietnam. Vietnamese troops brutally suppress dissent.

The coal mining town of Hongai becomes the most bombed place in Vietnam. Carrier based planes bomb the town continuously from 7am until 5pm every day. This causes 10% of the town's children to become deaf.

In the USA, David Lawrence, editor of US News & World Report, writes:

"What the United States is doing in Vietnam is the most significant example of philanthropy extended by one people to another that we have witnessed in our times."

Most Western countries tacitly support USA actions in Vietnam.

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