Children in front a a memorial to a battle in the American War
Incidents of Travel > Southern Vietnam > Cu Chi & Cao Dai
Such monuments can be found throughout the country, particularly in the south.

Most Vietnamese behave very graciously toward Americans, preferring building the future to recriminations over the past. Over 60% of the population was born after the end of the American War, and in popular memory it is rapidly becoming just one of the many times in Vietnamese history the country has had to repel "invaders."

Official histories deny the concept that the conflict was a civil war, dismissing the South Vienamese government as an American puppet.