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1800s: Napoleon III orders French troops into Vietnam to begin occupation of that country.

1900s: The French leave Vietnam defeated by the communist Viet Minh after more than half a million soldiers, both French and Vietnamese, have lost their lives in continual battles.

2000s: France and Vietnam enter a period of economic cooperation as exemplified by a code-sharing plan between Air France and Vietnam Airlines, a plan to increase tourism in both countries.

1800s: Chief Shaka of the Zulu people in South Africa rules over the largest tribe of black Africans in South Africa and defeats the British in the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.

1900s: Chief Bambatha of the Zulu people fights one of the last battles against the imperial conquest of South Africa. Bambatha becomes an icon in the fight for civil rights against apartheid in South Africa.

2000s: Zulu music, which is said to raise the...

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