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After World War II, the Vietnamese communists engaged in a protracted war with France for independence. France agreed to cede control of the area, leaving northern part of the country under communists and the southern part under a unitary anti-communist republic. The North tried to ove

Vietnam is a country in Southeast Asia.

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Real World

After World War II, the Vietnamese communists engaged in a protracted war with France for independence. France agreed to cede control of the area, leaving northern part of the country under communists and the southern part under a unitary anti-communist republic. The North tried to overthrow the South by supporting the Viet Cong insurgency, eventually escalating into the Vietnam War, which dragged the United States of America in to deter the expansion of Soviet influence. The United States however was eventually forced to withdraw and the country reunited with fall of South Vietnam.

Watchmen Universe

The alternate history of the Watchmen universe saw the same events go down, until President Nixon ordered the United States' greatest asset, the godlike being known as Doctor Manhattan, to fight in the war. The war was ended within two months for the Americans, slaughtering many more Vietcong than in most realities. The events of this are the same in the film's continuity, as well as the the HBO series'. However, the HBO version showed Vietnam to have been made the fifty-first United State, necessitating a redesign for the American flag to hold an additional star.[1]

Quality Universe

In 1951, in a remote and little-known corner of Southeastern Asia, a civil war broke out between the tyrannical government and Ho Lin's rebels, who then were chased out into the mountains. The Blackhawk Squadron provided air cover for the rebels, and destroyed a highway bridge to frustrate some national government motorized infantry pursuit, buying time for the rebels to flee. They then withdrew from the area.

Ho Lin, the rebel leader, made a bad bargain with an Asian agent of a foreign dictator power, "Emissary X," who introduced Chinese-manufactured Flying Tanks into the Southeast Asian Civil War. This war was already taking a horrible toll on the civilian population; this escalation caused a schism in the rebel leadership, with Ho Lin's former lieutenant Soo Yat leading the more idealistic faction. Flying Tanks massacred at least one unit of the Southeast Asian army. The Blackhawks returned to Southeast Asia, met up with Soo Yat, and they teamed up to attack Ho Lin's forces. A lengthy battle took place, in which Soo Yat was gunned down, and from which Ho Lin and Emissary X attempted to flee, in an open staff car. Blackhawk shot out its engine and it crashed into a rock. The Flying Tanks were outmaneuvered and outfought by the Blackhawks, and the surviving Red forces withdrew.

Some time later the tiny Southeast Asian nation restored peace, freedom, and democracy, and erected a statue to the late national hero, Soo Yat.

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