|waynecooper968 (waynecooper968) wrote,|
@ 2012-06-18 13:34:00
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Job in Vietnam
Lately I've taken an interest in a brief history of countries from the Far East. I suppose it's because culturally and in a lot of different ways the folks of the orient will vary than those of the us and the west generally. As a result, I decided to research a number of topics specific to several countries of Asia. Right from the start, the folks of Vietnam struck me as extremely resourceful and resilient people and that i chose to delve deeper to their history. Here is the beginning of a piece I'm covering a brief history from the famed Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Based on the NSA's official history of the Vietnam War, the Ho Chi Minh Trail was "one of the great achievements of military engineering from the Twentieth century." Known as the "Truong Son strategic supply route" through the Vietnamese, the Trail took the form of a nerve cell's dendrites and extended from North Vietnam, passing through Laos before ending up in South Vietnam in which the war's fighting happened. The Trail was key from the military perspective since it allowed for Hanoi to send down NVA troops in addition to transport tons of materiel to the Vietcong forces. It's amazing that regardless of the efforts from the American troops, who made the area in northeastern Laos through which the Trail passed probably the most heavily bombed section of in history, the Trail was never fully cut. The battle from the Ho Chi Minh Trail may have been one of the most significant military encounters in American history; it had been a battle that people couldn't win no matter how many a lot of bombs were dropped. Strategically, it had been the most important battle from the Second Indochina War, also it seemed to be a battle than never finished before the war's end. Some have speculated that cutting the Trail would have ensured American victory. But alas, the Ho Chi Minh Trail's beginnings date back well before the Americans stepped foot in Vietnam.
Job in Vietnam
Well before civilization, the Ho Chi Minh Trail was being carved out by geological phenomena; an upswing of mighty mountain ranges and the birth of fast flowing rivers along with the movement of land masses and alterations in temperature all positioned and fortified natural passages that will later be used by the inhabitants of what's now called Vietnam. Mountains like the Truong Son mountain range, after which the Vietnamese named the Trail, were the core, sanctuary and home from it. To the mountains were added roaring passages of water; the Salween, Mekong, Yangtze and Red rivers all opened new passageways and extended the Trail's paths. In addition to the rivers and mountains, fortification of the trail was ensured through the wide array of green life found on the Indochinese peninsula. Covering the trail were "lush tree ferns, smooth-limbed bamboo, wild orchids, giant vines, wild apricots, bananas, figs, berries, hanging moss, lichens clinging to rocks, grasses, fungi, algae, teak, pine and the mysterious poisonous yang nong". An entire ecosystem was forged by the abundance of greenery and flowing water, a couple of the essential aspects of a breeding-ground for a lifetime. It's no surprise the Truong Son Mountains were the habitat of an variety of animals as vast because the variety of vegetation. These animals were a crucial part from the trail-blazing as they ate the undergrowth and trampled already made trails, further defining the pathways that will later be used by human civilization. Two wild beasts particularly whose weight and appetite made the trail possible were the gaur, a Southeast Asian member of the bovine family, and also the Indochinese tiger. Just before man's arrival, an upswing of mountain ranges, flow of rivers and activity of animals carved out a proto-Trail, a network of mountains, passes, valleys, rivers, wild beasts like monkeys and tigers and then tons of military personnel and equipment. The trails age had been formidable by the time people of Southeast Asia inhabited the area, and definitely the Trail wasn't employed for the first time throughout the Second Indochina War.