Myth: There was no bloodbath in Vietnam after the communists took over.

Fact: At least a half a million Vietnamese died as a direct cause of the communist takeover. 1.7 million died in Cambodia, and a half a million more in Laos.

  • 65,000-100,000 South Vietnamese were executed after the takeover.
  • 165,000 died in re-education campus due to torture, beatings, disease and starvation.
  • 250,000 died trying to escape the communist tyranny on boats.
  • Some estimates place total deaths from 1975 to the present at over 1.5 million.
  • 1.7 million were murdered in Cambodia.
  • About 56,000 were killed in Laos. The Lao government continues to pursue and murder the Hmong people to this day.

Confirming Evidence

Communist Body Count

Statistics Of Vietnamese Democide

Repression in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Executions and Population Relocation

Death Tolls and Casualty Statistics Vietnam - Vietnamese Boat People

The New Vietnam