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Vietnam Introduction


 Vietnam is a tropical country in Southeast Asia. It extends south from China in a long, narrow S-curve.
Laos and Cambodia lie west of Vietnam, and the South China Sea lies to the east. Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam, and Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city.

A Short Background

France occupied all of Vietnam by 1884. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by communist forces under Ho Chi MINH, who took control of the north. US economic and military aid to South Vietnam grew through the 1960s in an attempt to bolster the government, but US armed forces were withdrawn following a cease-fire agreement in 1973.

Two years later North Vietnamese forces overran the south. Economic reconstruction of the reunited country has proven difficult as aging Communist Party leaders have only grudgingly initiated reforms necessary for a free market.


1UpTravel's Guide to Vietnam

Topography of Vietnam - Read more about the geography and topography of Vietnam

History of Vietnam - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Vietnam

Life & People of Vietnam - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Vietnam

Local Cuisine of Vietnam - Find out delicious local cuisines of Vietnam

Holidays in Vietnam - Check out a list of the local holidays in Vietnam

Festivals in Vietnam - Learn about the festivals in Vietnam

Embassies of Vietnam - Provides an Embassy database for Vietnam

Administration facts of Vietnam - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Vietnam

Newstands in Vietnam - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Vietnam

Attractions in Vietnam - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Vietnam

Maps of Vietnam - Discover a detailed map of Vietnam

Map Database of Vietnam - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Vietnam

Flags of Vietnam - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Vietnam. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Vietnam - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Vietnam

Shopping in Vietnam - Find out the best places for shopping in Vietnam

Restaurants in Vietnam - Browse a list of eat-outs in Vietnam

Geography of Vietnam - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Vietnam

People of Vietnam - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Vietnam

Government and Politics in Vietnam - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Vietnam.

Economy of Vietnam - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Vietnam

Communications in Vietnam - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Vietnam

Transportation in Vietnam - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Vietnam

Military of Vietnam - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Vietnam

Transnational Issues of Vietnam - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Vietnam



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