QUOTE (GoBears @ Jan 20 2012, 12:27 PM)
You are free to disagree, but Vietnam is the guarantor of peace for the rest of SEA. Without Vietnam, all you of SEA are Chinese colonies.
They can take all of SEA in a heartbeat had it not been for Vietnam which has always been the eyesore/prick for China's expansion. Like it or not, you're benefiting from us Viets who know how to play the game with China for centuries. Instead of rooting for us, you're wishing for the opposite of peace and a strong defender of SEA.
According to self centered south vietnamese children. "Vietnam is the guarantor of peace for the rest of SEA." Always mis-calculate and having a day dreaming a lot. Are you suggesting that Phillipino, Indonesia, Laos, Burma, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Les Timor owe to communist Vietnam. Let me break it down some facts for you, since your history books lie to you. First Fact
Before western colonialism, non of the SEA countries were Chinese colonies. Now a day, only Singapore is dominated by Han pop. Malaysia and Thailand have substantial Chinese pop, but they're still minority and most of them were not first generation Chinese either. Show us if you disputed? Second fact
Last time i checked North Vietnam was in the same side with China though. As you can see, they were not even fighting each other, but in love with each others. China and Soviet union supplied must needed materials which unable NVA to unite Vietnam. Without them, we would have free world South Vietnamese govt instead. After the unification, Vietnam decided to turn against China and chose to be on Soviet Union side. Locally, we call those type of people "tripping" or disgraetful and whatever term. Third fact
Communist Vietnam was the one that threaten the peace in SEA. They sent the troops in to subdue Pol Pot, which understandable, because they have been butchering south vietnamese pop. Then the troops were in Thailand, the goal was to uproot Pol Pot, but also to turn SEA country into Communism. Fourth Fact
Original member of ASEAN were the one that let Vietnam join the pact, so you can prosper and not staying alone in the cold against China. Many Vietnam investors came from ASEAN members as well as US and so on. As you can see, Vietnam should thanks those original ASEAN countries for bringing peace to the region. Not other ways around.
Do you think Vietnam can stay alone against China without having any friend and allies. I dare Vietnam to isolate themselves and resign from being ASEAN member. To see how your economy and peace in your country would be like.