Inside the former South Vietnamese President’s living room at the Reunification Palace, in which the interior and architecture blends Vietnamese, Chinese and Communist elements of the 1970s. On a side note, the end of the Vietnam War was marked by the capture of this palace on April 1975, with a very famous photograph of a Communist tank barging through its front gates. With South Vietnam falling under Communist rule, North and South Vietnam was finally reunited as one country after 80 years of French rule and American influence. In terms of my family’s time frame, my mom, my dad and my brother were 22, 32, and 1 month old, respectively, putting things into perspective tremendously.

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