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Shiny happy people everywhere you look
on Vietnam's communist propaganda art.

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THIS PICTURE shows part of a streetside poster in downtown Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and is typical of Vietnam's official iconography. Workers and students, white collar, blue collar, medicine and law, deskjobs and agriculture...all united for the good of the country, delivering progress and prosperity to the nation.

Vietnam is doing well. One of the world's fastest growing economies, yet the gap between rich and poor does not (yet?) seem to have increased dramatically, as usually the case when the economy booms.

Overall it seems most Vietnamese are quite happy with the direction their country is heading. There is still work to be done, because there are many mouths to feed but extreme poverty appears to be fairly limited.

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2816 W: 35 N: 5745] (30646)
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