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WARS HAVE SHAPED VIET LIFE

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Foreign invasion, not just what Americans call the Vietnam War, has shaped the history of this nation, but its traditional culture has survived the turmoil and flourishes today. Amid that, the vestiges of battle are ever-present and have spawned a new "American war" culture. In recent visits to Vietnam, Deseret News staffers Carma Wadley and Steve Fidel witnessed the two cultures: A traditional way of life and a daily life now shaped by a decades-old "American war." See C1.