Ok, don't thumbs down me, but, 30 years after the tragic deaths of more than 2 million vietnamese, it's working out quite well.
The unexploded ordinance, that is mostly in Cambodia, it's been cleaned up here quite well. Yes, Agent Orange is still a problem, but it might be argued that illegal dumping by both Vietnamese and Chinese companies into their rivers have polluted things far worse. The Vietnamese practice of dynamite fishing and overfishing is far worse for the seafood supply than anything else.
Now, for the good news. Those displaced in the Vietnam conflict have gone abroad, and are sending hundreds of millions, maybe billions of dollars a year home to their families in Vietnam. Vietnam as a result of this, and as a result of friendships and contacts made through the Americans allied with the Southern troops has given them tremendous economic trade advantages over neighboring countries.
Now, before you give thumbs down, remember I NEVER said the trade benefits they have now were worth what their people went through.
18 months in Vietnam