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In the course of eliminating his rivals, Ky sparked an uprising of Buddhists that left about 300 dead. Man, you have to be a serious dick to piss off several hundred Buddhists.

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Ky and his wife ended up in California, where his lifestyle took a bit of a downgrade. He went from «exotic scarf wearing multi Hitler» to «Orange County liquor store manager.» That is not exactly a lateral move.

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Yes, the former dictator of South Vietnam was working a cash register with a Muppet sitting on it. According to one local, «I don’t know about him, but his wife is the best looking doll in the neighborhood.»

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