Evolution of a Vietnamese Village — Part I

The Present, After Eight Months of Pacification

by R. Michael Pearce


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Part of a 1965 study of the evolution of a rural Vietnamese village as it passes from insurgent control through pacification to government control. The environs of the village, its inhabitants, and the present situation are described. Implementation of the rural pacification program is discussed, including security and civic defense aspects, economic activities, education and information programs, and the impact of the pacification program on the population.

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