1973-1977 Canada and the fall of Saigon

Canada had avoided taking on US problems in Vietnam and was not about to start now

 

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+ 1973 The US quits, Canada turns to aid programs    

By 1973 the US had to admit the inevitable. With the risk of nuclear war gone, Canada turns its attention to aid programs.

+ The fall of Saigon    

The US pretended it wasn't going to happen --- until the last minute.

+ The Canadian response    

The Canadian response to the fall of Saigon was totally different from that of the US.