The first document talks about the political and economic landscape of Burma since 1948. Before 1948, there was a democratic government in the country until in 1962 when a military coup ended the democratic rule and established an authoritarian regime in the world. The economy that was flourishing took a down turn during this period due to the policies that the regime adopted making living conditions very poor. The election of a new civilian government in 2010 led to the crafting of effective formulae to reform the country. The article by Pierre explains about the contradictions of Vietnam. One of them involves the outlook of a vibrant economy by the look of the streets of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City while the economy was doing very poorly leading to the disappearance of foreign investors.