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one heard constantly in Saigon from all sorts of people. Within a short time, most probably a few years, Vietnam will again be united politically.
The effects of the war have of course been felt all over the world, not only in Indochina. A generation of Americans have had their eyes opened to the realities of American foreign policy and the United States is now reluctant to intervene directly with troops in the affairs of a Third World country. Perhaps most importantly, the Vietnamese have shown to the world that the United States can be beaten, if one is prepared to make the necessary sacrifices.