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Operation Passage to Freedom (Vietnamese mass movement 1954-55) vs. Europe crisis
10-01-2015, 04:13 PM (This post was last modified: 10-04-2015 05:58 AM by Arctic.)
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Operation Passage to Freedom (Vietnamese mass movement 1954-55) vs. Europe crisis
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I write this because Europe is in same kind of situation at the moment.

So this is from history and fairly good example what happened when people from North Vietnam moved to South Vietnam in 300 days. About 800,000 to 1 million North Vietnamese, mainly (but not exclusively) Roman Catholics, sailed south as part of Operation Passage to Freedom due to a fear of religious persecution in the North.

(I have no idea how many refugees are in Europe, but I think more inportant figure is what's the muslim % is since the immigration has been ongoing from WW2)

(Also very important difference with these refugees is that they are mainly young men instead of families like in Vietnam. Young men are like mass migration in steroids)

According to wikipedia south Vietnam in 1955 had a population of 12 million. So population increase was about 7-9%.

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The US provided emergency food, medical care, clothing and shelter at reception centres in Saigon and elsewhere in the south. American sources donating through the United States Operations Mission (USOM) were responsible for 97% of the aid.The USOM sent public health professionals to help with sanitation in an attempt to prevent the spread of disease. Doctors and nurses were sent to help train local workers in healthcare procedures, so that they would eventually be able to take care of the medical needs refugees.

(Red Cross and local governments takes care of everything )

The US ran a propaganda campaign through the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to enhance the size of the southward exodus. The program was directed by Colonel Edward Lansdale, who masqueraded as the assistant US air attaché in Saigon while leading a covert group that specialised in psychological warfare. Lansdale had advised Diem that it was imperative to maximise the population in the south in preparation for the national reunification elections. When Diem noted the limited ability of the south to absorb refugees, Lansdale assured him that the US would bear the burden. Diem thus authorised Lansdale to launch the propaganda campaign. According to the historian Seth Jacobs, the campaign "ranked with the most audacious enterprises in the history of covert action".[43] Lansdale recollected that "U.S. officials wanted to make sure that as many persons as possible, particularly the strongly anti-communist Catholics, relocated in the South"

Lansdale employed a variety of stunts to encourage more northerners to move south. South Vietnamese soldiers in civilian clothing infiltrated the north, spreading rumours of impending doom. One story was that the communists had a deal with Vietnam's traditional enemy China, allowing two communist Chinese divisions to invade the north. The story reported that the Chinese were raping and pillaging with the tacit approval of the communists. Lansdale hired counterfeiters to produce bogus Viet Minh leaflets on how to behave under communist rule, advising them to create a list of their material possessions so that the communists would be able to confiscate them more easily, thereby fomenting peasant discontent.

Lansdale's campaign focused on northern Catholics, who were known for their strongly anti-communist tendencies. His staff printed tens of thousands of pamphlets with slogans such as "Christ has gone south" and "the Virgin Mary has departed from the North",[47] alleging anti-Catholic persecution under Ho Chi Minh.

(Propaganda is used in Arab countries mosques "free money wellfare" "Islamic ideologies" "Jihadis" and who know what they promise. I have no Idea what the elite could have promised to European leaders after they take immigrants but sure it must be something good. Instead of anticommunist Europe is flooding with muslims.)

The United States reaped substantial public relations benefits from the mass exodus, which was used to depict the allure of the "free world".This was enhanced by the comparatively negligible number of people who voluntarily moved into the communist north.

In the American Catholic press, the migration was given front page coverage in diocesan newspapers. The accounts were often sensationalist, demonizing the communist Viet Minh as religious persecutors who committed barbaric atrocities against Catholics.[61] Our Sunday Visitor called the "persecution" in Vietnam "the worst in history",[61][62] alleging that the Viet Minh engaged in "child murder and cannibalism"

(Now press is promoting multiculturism "we have a dream" ideology)

The mass influx of refugees presented various social issues for South Vietnam. The new arrivals needed to be integrated into society with jobs and housing, as long periods in tents and temporary housing would sap morale and possibly foster pro-communist sympathies. Diem had to devise programs to ease his new citizens into the economic system.

There were three phases in the resettlement program.[68] With more than 4,000 new arrivals per day, the northerners were housed in Saigon and Vũng Tàu in 42 makeshift reception centers.[68] These consisted of existing schools, vacated French barracks, churches and tent cities on the grounds of Tan Son Nhut Air Base and Phú Thọ Racecourse.[68] These could not be used indefinitely as the grounds needed to be used for their preexisting purpose, and furthermore, such ad hoc areas were vulnerable to outbreaks of fire and disease.[68]

The refugees needed buildings such as schools, hospitals, warehouses, places of worship were built for them. As part of the second phase, temporary villages were built and by mid-1955, most of the one million refugees were living in rows of temporary housing settlements, mostly near highways leading out of Saigon, in provinces adjacent to the capital. The largest concentration of housing in this second stage was located to the north of the capital.[67][68] Only a minority could be sent to the fertile Mekong Delta, as the area was already overcrowded. It was also restive due to the presence of militant religious sects, so the most of the military evacuees were sent there.

(This is happening right now in Europe as refugees flood to Europe governments are trying to find place for them.)

Overcrowding was a serious problem in many of the ad hoc secondary camps set up in the Saigon region, and led to public health issues.

(happening now in Europe)

The next objective was to integrate the refugees into South Vietnamese society.

(Official objective maybe but I doubt that was their real goal)

The third phase of the resettlement involved the dispersal of the new arrivals from the temporary villages in regions surrounding the capital and other large cities. The areas where the refugees had initially were over settled, notably Biên Hòa, where the population had doubled during the migration period. In contrast, two thirds of South Vietnamese provinces had taken less than 10,000 refugees, and some of these less than 1,000.[78] In the crowded provinces there were fears of social unrest due to a shortage of work.

(Europe is in shortage of work and in some places refugees may be over settled but I don't have much information of that)

The program had some loose ends that manifested themselves later. Many refugees were not economically integrated and lived from government handouts. Critics noted that the refugees had become a special interest group that fostered resentment.

(Refugees already are in special interest group. Natives must move from homes because of refugees. Taxes gets higher benefits are cut because of this 'crisis'.)

Many of the refugees also refused to relocate from the camps on the outskirts of the capital, wanting to live an urban lifestyle.

(This is happening right now)

On occasions, the reluctance to disperse away from Saigon resulted in protests outside Diem's residence.

(Some protests already going on, hunger strikes etc.)

Many Catholic villages were effectively transplanted into southern territory. This was efficient in the short run but meant that they would never assimilate into southern society. They had little contact with the Buddhist majority and often held them in contempt, sometimes flying the Vatican flag instead of the national flag.

(There are many mosques already and many more in plans to build (fundings coming from muslim countries))

Peter Hansen, an Australian Catholic priest and academic scholar of religion, has added that tensions between northern and southern Catholics were also present, due to issues of regionalism and local traditions.

(There is already strong tensions around Europe)

Diem, who had a reputation for heavily favouring Catholics, granted his new constituents a disproportionately high number of government and military posts on religious grounds rather than merit.[88] The disproportionate number of northerners who occupied leadership posts also raised tensions among some regional-minded southerners who regarded them as intruders.[91]

(There is already favourism from govenments towards muslim ideology (schools,media etc.))

He continued the French practice of defining Catholicism as a "religion" and Buddhism as an "association", which restricted their activities. This fostered a social divide between the new arrivals and their compatriots.

(This has not happened yet, but there are many so called no-go zones around Europe where majority are muslims have their own sharia laws)

Diem's religious bias exploded into mass civil unrest during the Buddhist crisis. After the Buddhist flag was prohibited from public display for the Vesak celebrations commemorating the birth of Gautama Buddha, Diem's forces opened fire and killed nine protesters.

(Not yet any shooting against protesters, but many governments are banning using flag in certain happenings (schools etc.))

As demonstrations continued through the summer, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces ransacked pagodas across the country, killing hundreds and jailing thousands of Buddhists.[88] The tension culminated in Diem being overthrown and assassinated in a November coup.[93]

(possible future)

The indigenous population in the central highlands complained bitterly about the intrusion of ethnic Catholic Vietnamese onto their land. As a result of their discontent with the southern government, communist propagandists in the highlands found it easier to win them over.

(possible future that people join government enemies)

As you might guess I have found elites secret handbook for dummies "Europe the nest Vietnam War"

As the mass migration in Vietnam resulted to Vietnam War Europe will have it's own Vietnam if politics are not changed. To let the hell break loose you just need a trigger. It might economic collapse or aggressive politics toward natives or just more and more refugees.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_...to_Freedom

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Vietnam

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