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military aid to South Vietnam grew through the 1960s in an attempt to bolster the government, but US armed forces were withdrawn following a cease-fire agreement in 1973.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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An Annoyed Vietnam Is Taking The Upper Hand In Relations With ... - Forbes

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An Annoyed Vietnam Is Taking The Upper Hand In Relations With ...
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In case Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc doesn't get anywhere on opening trade negotiations with Washington, his government can turn to ...
Vietnam's premier to visit White House as US losing hearts in Southeast AsiaVnExpress International
Vietnam Trying to Understand US Policy on South China SeaVoice of America

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Joel Freedman: Ted Studebaker fought a different kind of Vietnam battle - MPNnow.com

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Joel Freedman: Ted Studebaker fought a different kind of Vietnam battle
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After nearly two years in Vietnam, where he taught the locals innovative farming techniques that improved their rice crop and vegetable gardening practices, Ted remained there because, as his mother later wrote me, “Ted had become so involved with the ...



Honoring the heroes of Vietnam - Seacoastonline.com

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Honoring the heroes of Vietnam
Seacoastonline.com
YORK — Pete Doe, Rasmdell-Rogers American Legion Post 1st vice commander, said pretty simply, “I left five guys behind” in Vietnam. He remembers talking to a guy he called “Fox” one morning and then leaving the compound for several hours. When he ...
Vietnam vets fight for separate peaceGloucester Daily Times

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Arthur I. Cyr: The Vietnam War: Legacies and lessons - Jackson County Newspapers

Jackson County Newspapers

Arthur I. Cyr: The Vietnam War: Legacies and lessons
Jackson County Newspapers
The Vietnam War used to be described as the longest in American history, before involvement in Afghanistan, and the conflict remains especially costly. Over 2,700,000 Americans served in uniform in Vietnam, and over 58,000 were killed or were reported ...

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Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China Sea - Washington Post

Washington Post

Vietnam, Indonesia vessels clash in South China Sea
Washington Post
JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia says several Vietnamese fishing vessels have escaped Indonesian interception following a show of force by Vietnam's coast guard in the South China Sea. Indonesia's Fisheries Ministry said Tuesday that Vietnam is holding ...
Vietnam, Indonesia clash at sea over alleged fish poachersThe Straits Times
Indonesia, Vietnam to probe reported skirmish in disputed watersChannel NewsAsia
RI seeks release of patrol crew member held hostage in Vietnam via diplomacyJakarta Post

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50 Years Ago This Week: Vietnam and the Black Soldier - TIME

TIME

50 Years Ago This Week: Vietnam and the Black Soldier
TIME
In the wake of Muhammad Ali's very public refusal to fight in Vietnam, TIME's cover story took an in-depth look at the often paradoxical situation facing the African-American population in relation to the War in Vietnam. The story doesn't escape ...



Vietnam veteran to speak in Yanceyville - Burlington Times News

Burlington Times News

Vietnam veteran to speak in Yanceyville
Burlington Times News
Jerond Belton Sr. joined the Army in 1965 and stayed until 1971, serving in 1966 and 1967 in Vietnam. He was a “tunnel rat”: he crawled through tunnels to force the enemy out of holes and into the open. He was wounded by a punji stick to the leg. Later ...



Q&A: Messer in Vietnam - gasworld

Q&A: Messer in Vietnam
gasworld
Under the contract, Messer will construct two plants in the Dung Quat economic zone in southern-central Vietnam to supply oxygen (O2), nitrogen (N2) and argon (Ar) to the steelworks by pipeline. The sites will produce 80,000 Nm3 of O2 and 160,000 Nm3 ...



Enterprises to combat illegal trade of wildlife - Viet Nam News

Viet Nam News

Enterprises to combat illegal trade of wildlife
Viet Nam News
The workshop, titled “Enterprises lead corporate social responsibility to integrate zero-tolerance to wildlife consumption”, was organised by the Wildlife Trade Monitoring Network (TRAFFIC) and the Vi?t Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

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NFCC student travels to Vietnam - Madison County Carrier

Madison County Carrier

NFCC student travels to Vietnam
Madison County Carrier
One of the stops on Teagan Dunn's trip to Vietnam with Denise Bell included a museum tour. Bell and Dunn (second and third from left) are pictured with several members of Bell's family. Bell, Bell's mom, Bell's older brother, and Dunn departed ...