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military aid to South Vietnam grew through the 1960s in an attempt to bolster the government, but US armed forces were withdrawn following a cease-fire agreement in 1973.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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Vietnam Is A Test For What Happens When The U.S. Abandons ... - HuffPost

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Vietnam Is A Test For What Happens When The U.S. Abandons ...
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HANOI, Vietnam ? There was a time, a little over two years ago, when Ted Osius could imagine the smog clearing over this sprawling capital city, with its jungle ...

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US hikes tariffs on Chinese steel exported via Vietnam - CNBC

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US hikes tariffs on Chinese steel exported via Vietnam
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The United States has raised tariffs on steel from Vietnam that Washington says originated in China and evaded anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel. The announcement following this week's truce in a broader trade dispute between Beijing and Washington ...
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Remembering a bond from Vietnam - Stars and Stripes

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Remembering a bond from Vietnam
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On Feb. 29, 2012, combat veteran, patriot, husband, father, grandfather, businessman and friend Ron Piatek, 66, was laid to rest. Except for family, friends and a small band of brothers with whom he served in Vietnam, nobody noticed, and the world kept ...



First record of large-antlered muntjac in Vietnam - EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release)

First record of large-antlered muntjac in Vietnam
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Prior to this milestone, this species had only been camera trapped in three protected areas in all of Vietnam since the year 2000. The new records from Quang Nam - which include photographs of both a male and a female - provide new hope for the ...



Vietnam, with its low property prices, has become a new treasure ... - South China Morning Post

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Vietnam, with its low property prices, has become a new treasure ...
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New home prices in Ho Chi Minh City averages at about HK$2800 per sq ft, which is 14pc and 18pc of the average price for Hong Kong and Singapore ...

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Pope appoints papal representative to Singapore, Vietnam - Vatican News

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Pope appoints papal representative to Singapore, Vietnam
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By Robin Gomes. Pope Francis on Monday appointed Polish Archbishop Marek Zalewski as the new Apostolic Nuncio to Singapore who will also be the non-resident Pontifical Representative to Vietnam. Archbishop Zalewski who served as Apostolic Nuncio ...



What's Next for EU-Vietnam Defense Ties? - The Diplomat

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What's Next for EU-Vietnam Defense Ties?
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Last week, Vietnam's deputy defense minister led a high-ranking delegation for a security engagement with the European Union. The trip highlighted ongoing attempts by Hanoi to bolster collaboration with the EU in the defense realm despite the lingering ...



Marine awarded Silver Star for Vietnam heroics a half century later - Marine Corps Times

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Marine awarded Silver Star for Vietnam heroics a half century later
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A Marine was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during the Vietnam War more than half a century after his heroic deeds. Lance Cpl. Raymond Kelley received the Silver Star at a ceremony hosted by the National Museum of the Marine Corps on May 18 ...



Fintech and Foreign Banks Growing Fast in Vietnam - finews.asia - finews.asia

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Fintech and Foreign Banks Growing Fast in Vietnam - finews.asia
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Vietnam currently lags behind other Southeast Asian countries when it comes to financial inclusion. Can foreign players and fintech solutions fill the gap?
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Memorial Day Placard Details An Ongoing Toll of Vietnam Service - Voice of the Valley

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Memorial Day Placard Details An Ongoing Toll of Vietnam Service
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Baird's personal placard offers a chilling reminder: VIETNAM IS STILL KILLING US. His emphasis, he says, is the word STILL. Baird's life is being claimed now, 50 years after his service in Long Binh, Vietnam. After being cured of an initial cancer ...