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Vietnamese boat people

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Although considered evacuees at the time, escaping their conquered country (the former South Vietnam); over time they came to be accepted as simply "immigrants", similar to America's Pilgrams who fled from England in about 1620 in 80 foot long wooden boats (which historians prefer to call ships).

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Somewhat similar to the Pilgrims when they landed in America in their 80' foot long wooden ships in 1620. They were escaping religious prosecution from England (Great Britain). The boat people traveling in similar vessels were escaping South Vietnam as it was being conquered by North Vietnam; they were termed "refugees" as they were "escaping" from one country to another.

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Refugees fleeing the former RVN (Republic of South Vietnam).

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