Vietnam asks Netflix to stop showing South Korean drama Little Women

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Vietnam asks Netflix to stop showing South Korean drama Little Women

HANOI: Vietnam has asked Netflix to stop showing the South Korean drama series Little Women in the Southeast Asian country, alleging the series distorted events of the Vietnam War, state media said Wednesday October 5 In episode eight of the 12-part drama, the series is loosely based on the novel of the same name, a war veteran from South Korea bragging about the kill-to-death ratio between troops from his country and the Viet Cong.

Between 1964 and 1973, more than 320,000 South Koreans were sent to Vietnam to fight US soldiers.

They have faced allegations that they committed mass killings of Vietnamese civilians.

The Korean war veteran tells one of the main characters in the show that in our best battles the kill-to-death ratio for Korean troops was 20: 1. That's 20 Viet Cong killed for one Korean soldier dead. He then goes on to say that the ratio was even higher in South Korea's favour among the country's elite soldiers.

It is not known how many North Vietnamese soldiers were killed by South Korean troops during the war.