The boat of people featured mostly of Vietnamese, Laos and Cambodians from the 1970’s to the 1980’s. After the conflict between South and Northern Vietnam, people fled to seek more freedom rights, however their intentions were not lived up to because many ended up dying. The two conflicts that produced a mass amount of refugees were when Indo-China collapsed from wholesale confrontation and war between Vietnam, Kampuchea and China. Another reason was when Vietnam attacked Chinese forced in the North. All makeshift boats that refugees traveled on were congested and prone to huge safety hazards. The conflict was thus horrific that out 1.5 million, the estimated total number of deaths is from 50,000 to 20,000. The primary source for the mass amount of deaths is from drowning, starvation, being attacked by pirates...
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