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How the End of the Vietnam War Led to a Refugee CrisisThe fall of Saigon in April 1975 marked

The falls of Saigon in April 1975 marked the close of the war, but also the beginning of one of the largest and longest refugee crises in history.

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On April 29, 1975, as communist North Vietnamese troops closed in on the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon, the United States