Vietnam

Country Vietnam
Capital Hanoi
Continent Asia
Currency Dong(VND)
Languages Vietnamese

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Introduction

The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Vietnam declared independence after World War II, but France continued to rule until its 1954 defeat by Communist forces under Ho Chi MINH. Under the Geneva Accords of 1954, Vietnam was divided into the Communist North and anti-Communist South. 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military aid to South Vietnam grew through the 1960s in an attempt to bolster the government, but US armed forces were withdrawn following a cease-fire agreement in 1973.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 reuniting the country under Communist rule. Despite the return of peace, for over a decade the country experienced little economic growth because of conservative leadership policies, the persecution and mass exodus of individuals - many of them successful South Vietnamese merchants - and growing international isolation. However, since the enactment of Vietnam's "doi moi" (renovation) policy in 1986, Vietnamese authorities have committed to increased economic liberalization and enacted structural reforms needed to modernize the economy and to produce more competitive, export-driven industries. The country continues to experience small-scale protests from various groups, the vast majority connected to land-use issues and the lack of equitable mechanisms for resolving disputes. Various ethnic minorities, such as the Montagnards of the Central Highlands and the Khmer Krom in the southern delta region, have also held protests.

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Montagnards: Escaping Vietnam, stateless in Thailand - Aljazeera.com

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Montagnards: Escaping Vietnam, stateless in Thailand
Aljazeera.com
The Montagnards are the native inhabitants of the Central Highlands, one of Vietnam's mountainous regions that is known for its coffee plantations. Predominantly converts to Protestantism, the Montagnards say they have been facing repression and ...



Lawmakers: March 29 will honor Vietnam veterans nationally - TribDem.com

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Lawmakers: March 29 will honor Vietnam veterans nationally
TribDem.com
Toomey said he hopes the national day becomes an instrument to annually honor Vietnam veterans, as well as an opportunity for schools to educate America's young generation about the selfless sacrifices the military's men and women made during a ...
Photos of US service members from PA killed in Vietnam sought as part of Wall projectTimesonline.com
Toomey's bill brings recognition to Vietnam veteransWilkes Barre Times-Leader
Chennault Museum Hosting Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans DayMyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)
Morganton News Herald -ABC27 -WRCB-TV
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MC Mary Kom targets comeback at this year's Asian Championship in Vietnam - Zee News

Zee News

MC Mary Kom targets comeback at this year's Asian Championship in Vietnam
Zee News
The women's Asian Championships is scheduled to be held in Vietnam from November 2 to 12 later this year. Mary Kom was recently appointed National Observer for boxing by the Government of India to assist in the preparation and implementation of the ...

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Giving thanks to vets: Cody honors those who served in Vietnam War - Cody Enterprise

Cody Enterprise

Giving thanks to vets: Cody honors those who served in Vietnam War
Cody Enterprise
Following Baker's speech, the children did another set of songs, then VFW Post Commander Jeremy Simmons and VFW Auxiliary President Sandra Pedersen awarded lapel pins to the 29 Vietnam vets present. Some approached the stage with the help of ...

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Chattanooga honors Vietnam veterans with long-awaited 'welcome home' celebration - Chattanooga Times Free Press

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Chattanooga honors Vietnam veterans with long-awaited 'welcome home' celebration
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Chattanooga kicked off a three-day jubilee to honor Vietnam War veterans with a long-awaited "welcome home" celebration Monday night at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Vietnam veterans, joined by their families and friends, received welcome home pins, ...
Vietnam Veterans Memorial commemorates 35th anniversary of groundbreaking (Photos)WTOP
Vietnam veterans thanked for their service in special eventOcala
Event designed to honor Vietnam War veteransFarmington Daily Times
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Vietnam dong, gold and interbank rates - March 28 - Times of India

Vietnam dong, gold and interbank rates - March 28
Times of India
4, 2016 the State Bank of Vietnam has begun setting the mid-point rate on daily basis, allowing dollar/dong transactions to move in a band of +/- 3 percent around the mid point. The dong's exchange rate against other currencies is not restricted by a band.



Charlie surfs on lotus flowers: Exploring Vietnam - Aljazeera.com

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Charlie surfs on lotus flowers: Exploring Vietnam
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Vietnam - Fascinated by the contradictions of post-war Vietnam, a country somewhat in limbo between free-market capitalism and the strict rules of the Communist Party, Italian photographer Simone Sapienza embarked on a journey to explore the country ...



CapitaLand to expand in Vietnam - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

CapitaLand to expand in Vietnam
The Straits Times
Real estate giant CapitaLand plans to ramp up its presence in Vietnam, including an investment in a possible Raffles City. President and group chief executive Lim Ming Yan reaffirmed the company's interest in further investments, particularly in Hanoi ...
Vietnam ranks second best place in the world to teach EnglishVnExpress International
CapitaLand to increase presence in Vietnam, including a possible Raffles CityYahoo News
Vietnam Airlines introduces Airbus A350 on Hanoi – Tokyo Haneda routeAviation Tribune
Global Times -VietNamNet Bridge
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Vet Center to commemorate Vietnam War at Hamlet library - Laurinburg Exchange

Laurinburg Exchange

Vet Center to commemorate Vietnam War at Hamlet library
Laurinburg Exchange
“The Vet Center would like to recognize and say thank you to the many Vietnam veteran clients that receive services in the Hamlet area, as well as the Vietnam Veterans in the surrounding counties on this important day,” officials said in a statement ...



Mahesh Babu's next goes to Vietnam for a high-octane action ... - Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times

Mahesh Babu's next goes to Vietnam for a high-octane action ...
Hindustan Times
Mahesh Babu's next is with ace director AR Murugadoss. The team of this film, which is still being shot, left for Vietnam to shoot some crucial action sequences.
Exclusive: Mahesh Babu is leaving for VietnamDeccan Chronicle

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