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Why didn't Vietnam agree to host a military base for the United States?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_military_bases#/media/File:American_bases_worldwide.svg I was looking at this map and noticed that the U.S. doesn't have a military base in Vietnam. ...
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How does the Russian invasion of Ukraine compare with the Vietnam War? [closed]

Wars have occurred between different countries and alliances since Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Surely there must be something we can learn by comparing different conflicts? ...
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Is Vietnam an autocracy or a republic?

I am not really sure about the difference in meaning of "autocratic" and "republican". The only thing in my mind is that autocratic is a country where power is centered around one ...
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What is Vietnam's Covid-19 strategy?

Introduction: Vietnam has a very low number of Covid-19 cases. If I remember it correctly, back in around March-April while talking to a Vietnamese friend, she told me that they didn't have any deaths ...
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If Vietnam and the USA have normal relations, why doesn't Cuba-USA relationship improve?

If Vietnam and the USA have normal diplomatic and business relations, why doesn't Cuba-USA relationship improve? Why doesn't the USA normalize its diplomatic relations with Cuba?
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What are the likely results from a World Court filing from Vietnam against the U.S.?

What are the likely results of a World Court filing from Vietnam against the U.S.? Voice of America reports: Vietnam’s latest demand, emboldened by the U.S. jury’s decision, follows the 2005 loss of ...
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Why did EU sign a free-trade deal with Vietnam?

According to Reuters, The European Union has signed a free trade deal with Vietnam: The European Union signed a landmark free trade deal with Vietnam on Sunday, the first of its kind with a ...
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Has any relevant American politician ever publicly admitted that the Gulf of Tonkin incident was a lie?

During an interview (video here) celebrity and former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura said that "they" were admitting that the Gulf of Tonkin incident was a lie. There are somewhat credible ...
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Which two oil platforms might Vietnam use in its propaganda posters? And why?

In Vung Tau, in the south of Vietnam, one can find a propaganda poster (see this picture of 7 November 2017 and further information about the picture: at Wikimedia Commons) The poster featurs oil ...
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Preferred or "correct" English spelling: Vietnam or Viet Nam

Historically, Vietnam was the English spelling preferred by Americans, Brits, and other English-speakers. My unscientific impression though is that the Vietnamese themselves prefer Viet Nam. (Of ...
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is the USA afraid of Venezuela? [closed]

According to Wikipedia: Venezuela has the largest oil reserves, and the eighth largest natural gas reserves in the world, and consistently ranks among the top ten world crude oil producers. ...
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Why does the leader of Vietnam (General Secretary of the Communist Party) hold no state positions?

Generally, the leaders of communist countries hold both state & party positions, making them both de facto and de jure leaders (e.g. Raúl Castro is both President of Cuba and First Secretary of ...
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