Cambodia was a double edged sword. While it's true that Vietnam removed Pol Pot, the Vietnamese also committed atrocities after the kicked Pol Pot out.As regards Cambodia are you refering to Pol Pot or the North vietnamise invasion of Cambodia [which removed Pol Pot]?
There's no way to really say that Diem's Vietnam would resemble Communist Vietnam.Still as regards vietnam i was talking more about the different outcomes. Todays outcome is that Vietnam is a state capatilist dictatorship, a similar outcome would have been brought about by Diem so why would it have been worth wasting so many more lives defending him?
The Khmer Rouge raided into Vietnam and the Vietnamese Army raided into Cambodia, until finally over-running the country and installing their own government. The Vietnamese Army is responsible for killing thousands in the Khmer region of Cambodia, plus Hmong tribesmen all over Vietnam and Cambodia.
Ngo Dinh Diem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its fair to say that Diems rule would have been capatalist and despotic as it always had been. Vietnam today is also capatalist and is also despotic. Not much difference.
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