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Drank
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The Vietnam War (Ken Burns)
Episode 1 debuting now on your local )PBS station.
Anyone else in?


prostyleoffensetime
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deathvalleyfreak43
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re: The Vietnam War (Ken Burns)
is there anyway to stream it or will i have to wait until tomorrow?


Drank
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ThatMakesSense
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re: The Vietnam War (Ken Burns)
Le French a bunch of pussies waving the white flag to zee Germans but then want to go pick a fight with the little yella people's in Asia.


udtiger
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re: The Vietnam War (Ken Burns)
Stupid fricking French


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GetCocky11
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The Ho Chi Minh friendly relationship with the Americans is very interesting.


udtiger
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Ho and FDR were tight.

If the USA would have told the French to frick off after WWII, there is a decent chance there would have been a pro-American communist government in Vietnam.

Unfortunately, China falling to Mao and the Soviets getting nukes blew that out of the water.
This post was edited on 9/17 at 8:42 pm


GetCocky11
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The one American guy kinda nailed it when he said that the US incorrectly saw what happened in Vietnam with the war with the French as some sort of falling domino in the Cold War instead of the correct view of simply the fall of colonialism in Southeast Asia.


ThatMakesSense
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Hard to argue against the falling domino thought in Vietnam, when Mao is invading Korea at the same time after endorsing HoChi.


beerJeep
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re: The Vietnam War (Ken Burns)
2nd guy from Louisiana they've interviewed in a row. Been amazing so far


alajones
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It's not hard to understand why the Cold War politicians were freaking out about Vietnam falling to communists. Now it's like, "who cares", but they were in a different mindset back then.

Us paying for the French war is inexcusable. More likely they were only fighting because we were footing the bill.


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SportsGuyNOLA
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re: The Vietnam War (Ken Burns)
More agenda-based slanted history garbage from Ken Burns? No thanks. Would rather watch a documentary on the history of paper clips


arktiger28
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More agenda-based slanted history


That's horse crap. Despite his left leaning politics his documentaries are pretty straight forward.


Tackle74
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More agenda-based slanted history garbage from Ken Burns? No thanks. Would rather watch a documentary on the history of paper clips


fricking classic the guy speaking the truth is attacked by the guy who does not know shite about history. Tonight's episode was spot on historically.


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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
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Ken Burns loves him some Peter Coyote.


AU66
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Watching the Jeremiah Denton special on PBS, those guys in the hanoi hilton were just incredible, badasses the whole bunch


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Lakeboy7
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More agenda-based slanted history garbage from Ken Burns? No thanks. Would rather watch a documentary on the history of paper clips




Shut up


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namvet6566
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Sports Guy.....evidently you have no clue regarding the history of Vietnam. Your comment is so far off base, and foolish

Maybe your brain can only comprehend watching paper clips

This is a typical Well written Ken Burns documentary



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nicholastiger
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re: The Vietnam War (Ken Burns)
It kept me watching.
Will definitely DVR the rest.


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