>>522672 >For what purpose? The liberation of the working class by that class itself and the hanging of the bosses with the guts of the politicians to usher in the birth of man's true history as each person's expression in every other?
Oh and naked personal self-interest in the above.
The usual reasons?
>>523189 The first thing to remember is that most social arrangements don't need to be maintained. About 40% of people or more simply don't care. Even the most intrusive state doesn't intrude into their lives in a way that disrupts their complacency.
The Vietnamese states under communist control were relatively light, with some exceptions. So removing the fish sauce tax imposed by the French really was a winner. People were now legally allowed to make protein enriched soy sauce.
The VWP preferred to rule by consent, with an exception we are going to get to. They were soft, they talked a lot. They convinced. They brought the children of former bureaucrats around with nationalism. They brought the local rural workers around with (limited, temporary) self-control. They killed the right people, the people who were hated.
And when they fucked up, like in the Land Collectivisation campaign, they learnt, they stopped, they changed.
They hegemonised nationalism. And when they couldn't control the movement, they set up front organisations to control the movement. And when they couldn't control the front organisations they set-up coalitions. And their work seemed to have been genuine in this regard. The "coalition" member parties of the NFL were real, if operated at the highest levels by communists.
Now the other big advantage that they had is that propaganda by US, French and Catholic compradors caused two generations of flight from their government, creating a significantly more cohesive state. So the 1954 and 1976 refugee crises helped a fair bit.
Second-generation Vietnamese-American here, my paternal grandparents were South Vietnamese refugees that came to America after the War. My grandfather was a high-ranking official in the SVA, serving as a liason to the American Embassy. Needless to say, my family did not support Communism. To this day we refuse to call Saigon "Ho Chi Minh City".
>>526596 Vietnamese here, it's sad to see even the war has ended for 40 years but some of our people still wouldn't move on. What so fun to see your own kind killing each other? For what? Different in ideology? And then eager to believe in anything the foreigner said rather than your people. Really they're the traitor.
>>526520 >vietnamese shat on their own language by breaking the link between meaning-character-sound I remember two years ago there was this huge Anti-Chinese Riot in Vietnam due to the squabbles in the Spratlys and China overtaking a Vietnamese claim by force.
They attacked establishments with Characters signs, and inadvertedly fucked up South Korean and Japanese establishments too. I laughed heartily.
It was very weird to see an East Asian-cultured people do that.
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