Vietnam Overview Nations // Southeast Asia

OVERVIEW The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is bordered east and south by the South China Sea, north by China and west by Laos and Cambodia. Vietnam was ruled by France until French forces were defeated by Vietnamese insurgents at Dien Bien Phu in 1954. Peace talks in Geneva divided the country into North and South Vietnam; North Vietnam fell under the control of the Vietnamese Communist Party while South Vietnam was led by the Ngo Dinh Diem government. In 1956, the United States sent...


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