Vietnam

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July 3, 2022

Vietnam (Việt Nam: Việt Nam [viət˨ nam˧] Vietnam), officially known as The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam, Cong Hoa Sa Hoi Zhu Nghia Viet Nam) is a country in Southeast Asia. It is located at the eastern end of the Indochina Peninsula. It has an estimated population of 94.6 million in 2016, making it the 15th most populous in the world and ninth in Asia. It borders China to the north, Laos and Cambodia. west and the Gulf of Tonkin, the South China Sea, the Gulf of Thailand on the east and south Hanoi has been a capital city since North and South Vietnam merged in 1976. The largest city in the country is Ho Chi Minh City. Northern Vietnam was part of the Chinese Empire for over a thousand years, from 111 BC to 939 AD. Vietnam's first state was formed around 939 after Vietnam defeated China (Mongol) in the Battle of the Bac Dang River. Vietnam and its emperors prospered and began to spread their influence into Southeast Asia. until becoming French Indochina of France in the mid 19th century After the Japanese occupation of 1940, Vietnam fought with France in the First Indochina War. On September 2, Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. In 1954, Vietnam won France. decisively in the Battle of Dien Bien Phu and made Vietnam split into two countries, North Vietnam. (Democratic Republic of Vietnam) and South Vietnam (Republic of Vietnam). Later, the conflict between the two countries intensified into the Vietnam War from 1955 to 1975. Vietnam unites the country and is under the