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Hanoi vs Detroit

(In a June 2013 ToledoTalk.com thread, this is my one and only comment that's rooted in some sarcasm with the hope to inflame the political brawlers.)

"Socialism by every definition."

Hanoi, Vietnam may be a nicer place to live than Detroit, USA.

  • In 1962, the population of Hanoi was 643,000.
  • In 2009, the population of Hanoi was estimated at 2.6 million.
  • In 1960, Detroit's population was 1,670,144.
  • In 2010, Detroit's population was 713,777.

Hanoi's population is constantly growing (about 3.5% per year).

According to a recent ranking by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hanoi will be the fastest growing city in the world in term of GDP growth from 2008 to 2025.

Industrial production in the city has experienced a rapid boom since the 1990s, with average annual growth of 19.1 percent from 1991–95, 15.9 percent from 1996–2000, and 20.9 percent during 2001–2003. In addition to eight existing industrial parks, Hanoi is building five new large-scale industrial parks and 16 small- and medium-sized industrial clusters.

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam, along with China, Cuba, and Laos, is one of the world's four remaining single-party socialist states officially espousing communism.

Although the state remains officially committed to socialism as its defining creed, its economic policies have grown increasingly capitalist, with The Economist characterizing its leadership as "ardently capitalist communists".

It seems Hanoi has recovered well after a war while Detroit looks like it has been through a war.

I'm glad that their food has infiltrated Toledo.


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