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  • #16
    Originally posted by sabang View Post
    ^ No, far from it- VN is going great guns, basically it is eating Thailand's lunch.



    Since the beginning of the political B/S, Thailand's GDP growth rate has halved, and FDI has fallen off a cliff. Meanwhile, VN is booming- both in GDP (over double Thailand's growth rate) and in FDI- which, a decade ago, was a fraction of Thailands.

    Yup, that's what I meant. Tongue was a tad in cheek.


    To think the great communist evil that the Americans were fighting over ended up being... well, not so bladdy bad after all.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Jose View Post
      So they take pride in having lost.


      Bit strange for Thais.
      I'm not sure that they did 'lose'

      Before VN kicked off, LOS was a semi-sleepy backwater but the arrival of help in the form of material to Sattahip/U-Tapao/Udorn/Ubon/Pitsanolok etc - not to mention everyone's favorite GI R&R center - Pattaya - was a real boost for the Thai economy.
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      • #18
        my fat US friend is teaching in Vietnam, he likes it although ,he keeps to himself,(no touching the local totty) but other than that he raves about it, but he is not in Saigon, and he doesn't tell tell them his country were the losers during the VN debacle, he says he is a Canadian.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by peterplonker View Post
          my fat US friend is teaching in Vietnam, he likes it although ,he keeps to himself,(no touching the local totty) but other than that he raves about it, but he is not in Saigon, and he doesn't tell tell them his country were the losers during the VN debacle, he says he is a Canadian.
          They don't give two shits about the "American War" anymore. Moi was there a couple of years ago and us Septics are not discriminated against by the Viets. Fired off the obligatory AK 47 out at the Cuu Chii Tunnel complex and definitely didn't weasel around calling myself 'Canadian'.

          By the way, wouldn't be too quick to call oneself Canadian these days - seen that joker of a PM dressed up as a loon in India lately have you?
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          • #20
            Amazing how bombed out countries like Germany and Japan then Vietnam rebuilt themselves after the wars to become economically successful .
            Very Unlike Africa , where once successful infrastructures have regressed.

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