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David Lamb: A Reporter Returns | The Next Generation | Doing Business in Vietnam
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Vietnam's history has been marked by civil war, foreign occupation, government mismanagement and widespread poverty. Despite these odds, the resiliency of the Vietnamese people has remained constant.

The country has emerged from the 20th century unified, strong and prospering - poised to become a player on the international stage. Here is a look at some of the people, trends and issues that shape Vietnam as it moves into the new millennium.