Vietnam War in Laos. Timeline. Laos was also colonized by the French After WWII Laotian nationalists led by the Pathet Lao waged war for independence 1954 Geneva Accords make Laos independent
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Small farm villagers not used to technology and bureaucracy. Many on welfare and others had low wage jobs.
In Laos, owned their own land, were independent, did own farming, hunting, and fishing. They miss the closeness of village life.
Used slash and burn and after growing moved to other land. In US, had to use same land so they had to use chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Waited for rain- didn’t know how to irrigate. They also didn’t know how the market worked.