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Phuong Nguyen: Vietnam's postwar growth: A boom two decades in the making

A mock tank crashes through a gate at a rehearsal for a ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

In the West, April 30, 1975, is remembered as the "Fall of Saigon," when communist North Vietnamese tanks rolled into the presidential palace of the U.S.-backed South Vietnamese regime and people scrambled to board the last evacuating helicopter on the roof of the former U.S. Embassy in Saigon, ending the decadeslong Vietnam War. In Vietnam, it is a national holiday commemorating "the liberation of Saigon," now named Ho Chi Minh City, and reunification of the nation.

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