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The Year of Living Dangerously (1989)

David W. P. Elliott

in Changing Worlds

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780195383348
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979172 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383348.003.0003
The Year of Living Dangerously (1989)

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This chapter examines the initial impact of Russia's unexpected transformation and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe on Vietnam. Vietnam's economic reforms were threatened by fears that they might lead to the demise of socialism and the communist regime in Vietnam. The chapter considers Vietnam's new conceptions of security and withdrawal from Cambodia.

Keywords: end of Cold War; collapse of communism; demise of socialism; new conceptions of security; Vietnam’s withdrawal from Cambodia

Chapter.  13923 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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