Boat people

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The "boat people" of Vietnam were the largest mass departure of asylum seekers by sea in modern history. [1] Estimates range from 250,000 to 500,000 refugees who risked their lives to escape Communist oppression, despite a 1 out of 3 death rate on the high seas. [2] Although some of the refugees were farmers, most before occupied Vietnam's cities.[3]

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References

  1. http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2000/vietnam/story/boat.people/
  2. http://www.boatpeople.org/boat_people_the_journey.htm
  3. http://century.guardian.co.uk/1970-1979/Story/0,,106868,00.html