Saturday, February 7, 2009

Viet Nam

Vietnam or Viet Nam or Việt Nam....call it whatever you like, but this card increases my collection of countries to 94 :)

When I actually got it, i thought it was a photograph, due to the kind of paper that was used, but it actually has a place for a stamp and address printed  along with an explanation of what this card represents in 3 different languages....i just wonder if all Vietnamese cards are like this or no...

the card here is called "On the ripe rice-field"......mmmmm, rice...i dont know about you, but i absolutely love rice...its just so delicious (if prepared in a nice way of course).
Well, i know this aint a really bright side, but the name of Vietnam often brings the idea of the War in Vietnam...even though i actually know little about it, ive often heard about it on daily basis...esp in the American movies and series....
The war was fought between the communist North Vietnam supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam supported by the United States and other member nations of the SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation).
The United States entered the war to prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam as part of a wider strategy called   containment. U.S. involvement escalated in the early 1960s and combat units were deployed beginning in 1965.
Under a policy called  Vietnamization U.S. forces withdrew as South Vietnamese troops were trained and armed. Despite a peace treaty signed by all parties in January 1973, fighting continued.
In April 1975, North Vietnam captured Siagon. North and South Vietnam were reunified the following year.

I dont know how from talking of rice, this post evolved into a war one....

3 comments:

imajica said...

hey. I have a few Vietnam cards, they are normal postcard papers. I have come across some postcards using photo papers as well. but from Iran.

it's funny that you wrote "love rice.. so delicious" :D LOL coz people here eat rice everyday it's nothing special anymore.

oh just wonder, don't you have rice field in there?

Ana said...

well, its not that rice is considered as something special here...but its not an everyday meal either...and for one reason or another, i simply love the taste of it :)
we do have rice fields here indeed...some areas or towns are actually well-known/famous due to their rice production...yet, i still think people dont appreciate it enough :) well, thats just a rice lover speaking ;-)

Anastasia said...

that's a beautiful card..i have one card of Vietnam too but it shows a market and isn't too interesting :D