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The yellow-and-red striped flag of the defeated American-backed Republic of Vietnam flies at the U.S. Capitol insurrection Jan. 6. Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Why the flag of South Vietnam flew at US Capitol siege

Onlookers who recognized the flag wondered why the mostly white mob had 'coopted' Vietnamese history. But Vietnamese Americans are Trump supporters, too, some driven by a potent fear of socialism.
Lawmakers hide in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol as Trump supporters raid the building on Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

By inciting Capitol mob, Trump pushes U.S. closer to a banana republic

Rather than denigrating other nations as banana republics for their penchant for insurrections and lawless coups, the United States needs to take a long look inward following the raid on the Capitol.

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