"What will Jane Fonda think of you now?"
Mauldin, William (1921-2003) Ca. 1978
Jane Fonda was sympathetic towards the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and communism. Upon returning to the United States, Fonda’s statements contributed to the idea of the aggressive United States sending troops to kill poor Vietnamese farmers. After the United States withdrew from Vietnam, the communist governments of Vietnam and Cambodia (Khmer Rouge) dissolved their alliance and immediately began skirmishes along their shared border. In 1978, Vietnamese forces overran the Cambodian forces. Vietnam installed a puppet government and occupied Cambodia for a decade.