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Vietnam Plus-50

tsegall Wrote: Dec 27, 2012 11:03 AM
Americans who invested in Japan four or five years after WWII ended made out like bandits. An investment in the micro car manufacturer, Toyopet, multiplied their investments by several thousand percent when it changed its name to Toyota, and investors in the first Japan-specific mutual fund also multiplied their investment by several thousand percent. Why shouldn't Americans invest in Japan, or China, or Vietnam? w.

HANOI, Vietnam -- It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. "advisers" to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North and 37 years since the end of that divisive war and the country's unification under Communism.

Today, Vietnam is fighting a war with itself.

A local TV program reminds a visitor of Chinese propaganda "operas" circa 1970. Performers, some wearing military garb with a backdrop of missiles and an American B-52 bomber going down in flames, commemorate the 1972 Christmas bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong ordered by President Richard Nixon. Banners and posters in...