The Vietnam War Of Vietnam Essay

2249 Words Apr 18th, 2016 9 Pages
In mid-19th century, one of the most controversial wars claimed the territories of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. This war is essentially known as the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War lasted an alarming 20 years, from 1955 to 1975. As you could imagine, there were an extensive number of casualties, estimating in over 2 million victims. Of the most claimed, were South Vietnamese, totaling an estimated 430,000 citizens. In hopes of preventing a communist takeover in South Vietnam, several anticommunist allies began to team up with South Vietnam, such as, the Philippines and the United States of America. Moreover, a decade following the end of the war, 2.5 million South Vietnamese were sent to reeducation camps. Within this new setting, 165,000 prisoners died, 250,000 were executed and 400,000 boat people died at sea. Others who survived these terrifying conditions, were brought to other refugee camps, in Singapore. Within these camps, were many people of great significance who were often neglected due to their living situation. One of which, author Le Thi Diem Thuy.

Biography Author Le Thuy was born on January 12, 1972, during the base of the Vietnam War. Le stems from a family of seven, where are the only remaining victims of displacement. As a child, Le’s sister and elder brother drowned in Vietnam and at a Malaysian camp. Le was just a child living in these troubled conditions, when she began to image how life would be outside the war zone. After living…

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