By Nghia M. Vo
Saigon (since 1976, H Chi Minh urban) is the most important metropolitan sector in glossy Vietnam and has lengthy been the country's fiscal engine. this can be the city's entire historical past, from its humble beginnings as a Khmer village within the swampy Mekong delta to its emergence as an important political, fiscal and cultural hub. tested intimately are the city's many transitions throughout the arms of the Chams, Khmers, Vietnamese, chinese language, French, eastern, americans, nationalists and communists, in addition to the Saigon-led resistance to collectivization and the city's vital function in Vietnam's perestroika-like financial reforms.
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Between 1778 and 1818, he had 1,482 ships of various sorts built. 60 It was Nguyễn Ánh’s strong navy that helped him defeat the Tây Sơn who also had a large maritime fleet. His main 1,500-meter-long shipyard was located in Saigon between the Saigon River and Thị Nghè arroyo. The other stood at Biên Hòa, 30 miles away: Destroyed by the Tây Sơn, it was later abandoned. The third one was set up in Mỹ Tho. The shipbuilding industry 2. 61 In 1835, five or six thousand people lived in Chantaburi; the majority were newly arrived Cochinchinese.
And the far south still belonged to the Khmers. The port of Hà Tiên was then under the control of Chinese Mạc Cữu, although the latter had, in 1708, solicited the protection of the Nguyễn. The land route to Hà Tiên had to go through lands held by the Khmers. And beyond Cambodia, stood the rival Siamese who were ready to jump into the delta. The Nguyễn generals posted in Gia Định, although they represented the Huế court, ruled as semi-autonomous warlords who had total power in the delta. Any news about Hà Tiên, Siam, and Cambodia had to be filtered through 28 2.
Nguyễn Ánh used the occasion to reorganize Saigon’s administration and train an army. The Tây Sơn again amassed a large army in the Gia Định area in March 1782, crushed the Nguyễn army by land and sea, and took Saigon by storm. They looted and destroyed the town. More than 20,000 inhabitants were killed in revenge for their support of the Nguyễn. The massacre, which also included 10,000 Chinese from Chợ Lớn, was thought by some to be aimed at destroying the Chinese monopoly on commerce. 10 Tây Sơn forces pillaged and burned shops and vessels belonging to Chinese merchants and proceeded to kill them systematically.
Saigon: A History by Nghia M. Vo