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  History of Vietnam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The 1954 Geneva agreement provided for a cease-fire between communist and anti-communist nationalist forces, the temporary division of Vietnam at approximately the 17th parallel, provisional northern (communist) and southern (noncommunist) zone governments, and the evacuation of anti-communist Vietnamese from northern to southern Vietnam.
The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (north) absorbed the former Republic of Vietnam (south) to form the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on July 2, 1976.
Vietnam's tensions with its neighbors and its stagnant economy contributed to a massive exodus from Vietnam.
www.historyofnations.net /asia/vietnam.html   (953 words)

 History Matters - Vietnam Withdrawal Plans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An initial 1000 man pullout (of the approximately 17,000 stationed in Vietnam at that time) was initiated in October 1963, though it was diluted and rendered meaningless in the aftermath of Kennedy's death.
The landmark book JFK and Vietnam asserted the latter, that Kennedy knew he was being deceived and played a deception game of his own, using the military's own rosy analysis as a justification for withdrawal.
The Vietnam war, instead of ending before it began in earnest, bloomed in the mid-1960s into a nightmare conflict that consumed 58,000 American lives and an unknown number of Vietnamese in the millions.
www.history-matters.com /vietnam1963.htm   (1059 words)

 Vietnam History, People, Economy, Geography, Government
By the end of the 17th century, Vietnam had occupied the lower Mekong delta and began to advance to the west, threatening to transform the disintegrating Khmer state into a mere protectora.
In 1976 the South was reunited with the North in a new Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Vietnam substantially reduced its forces in Laos during 1988 and withdrew virtually all its troops from Cambodia by September 1989.
www.vietventures.com /Vietnam/history_vietnam.asp   (2616 words)

 Vietnam War History
The Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) was a military component of the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).
An oral history unlike any other, "Bloods" features twenty fl men who tell the story of how members of their race were sent off in disproportionate numbers and the special test of patriotism they faced.
Vietnam brought a new dimension to the Cold War -- and forced the United States to rethink its goals in the superpower rivalry.
www.vietnamwar.net /history/history.htm   (1226 words)

 VN Embassy : Learn about Vietnam : History
The country was under the ruling of many national feudal dynasties, among which the most important ones are the Ly Dynasty (11th and 12th century), the Tran Dynasty (13th and 14th century), the Le Dynasty (15th, 16th and 17th century) with their centralized administration, strong army forces and a highly developed economy and culture.
Vietnam's long and tough struggles of resistance against the invasions of the Song (11th century), the Yuan or the Mongols (13th century), the Ming (15th century) had acquired glorious victories.
As from 1989, Vietnam began to export about 1 - 1.5 ton of rice, inflation rate gradually decreased (the rate stood at 67.4% in 1990), living standards were improved, democracy got enhanced, national defense and internal security got firmly consolidated, the external relations were broadened freeing the country from blockage and isolation.
www.vietnamembassy-usa.org /learn_about_vietnam/history   (2107 words)

 CHAPTER 28: The U.S. Army in Vietnam
The Vietnam War was the legacy of France's failure to suppress nationalist forces in Indochina as it struggled to restore its colonial dominion after World War II.
The war was a laboratory in which to test and evaluate new equipment and techniques applicable to counterinsurgency—among others, the use of chemical defoliants and herbicides, both to remove the jungle canopy that gave cover to the guerrillas and to destroy his crops.
As the senior Army commander in South Vietnam, the MACV commander also commanded Army support units; for day-to-day operations, however, control of such units was vested in the corps and division senior advisers.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/amh/AMH-28.htm   (20913 words)

 The Vietnam Project - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Vietnam Center was established by the Board of Regents in 1989, as a unit of the university's College of Arts and Sciences.
The Center is guided locally by The Vietnam Center Advisory Board, a board comprised of local Vietnam veterans ranging in former rank from sergeant to lieutenant general, and of key members of the university's faculty and staff.
The mission of the Vietnam Center at Texas Tech University is to support and encourage research and education regarding all aspects of the American Vietnam experience; promoting a greater understanding of this experience and the peoples and cultures of Southeast Asia.
www.vietnam.ttu.edu /vietnamproject/history.htm   (829 words)

 Seabee History: Vietnam
During the summer of 1956, a team from a Seabee construction battalion was sent to the newly- established Republic of Vietnam to conduct a survey of some 1,800 miles of existing and proposed roads.
Although Seabee Teams had been active in the Republic of Vietnam since 1963, it was not until 1965 that larger Seabee units were deployed to aid in the Vietnamese struggle.
The first six construction battalions sent to Vietnam were deployed to these three points and, by 1966, as the construction program gathered momentum, eight battalions were at work simultaneously in the I Corps Area.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq67-5.htm   (3082 words)

 Windows on Asia
The earliest inhabitants of Vietnam are believed to have migrated from the islands of Indonesia and settled on the edges of the Red River in the Tonkin Delta.
Throughout Southeast Asia, organized societies developed during the Neolithic Period (8000-800BC) During this period the inhabitants of Vietnam spread across a large area from the foothills of the western mountains to the eastern coast.
Vietnam is characterized by two major river deltas, the Red River Delta in the north and the Mekong River Delta in the south.
www.asia.msu.edu /seasia/Vietnam/history.html   (693 words)

 Vietnam: A Telvision History
Vietnam: A Television History, was the most successful documentary produced by public television at the time it aired in 1983.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, documentaries and films on the Vietnam war tended to look solely at American involvement and its consequences both at home and in the region.
The book also remains one of the top history texts used in college courses concerning the war and its controversy, both in the United States and around the world.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/V/htmlV/vietnamate/vietnamate.htm   (969 words)

 History of Vietnam
This latter grouped the main military leaders of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Vietnam, and installed a War Cabinet to in effect direct the struggle against the Communist aggression and to advance the work of the Revolution, kindled in the triumph of November 1,1963.
Despite the condition of warfare in the country, the Vietnamese were determined that they would nevertheless reshape their country in the direction of the ideals they were now fighting and dying for.
Eventually domestic politics in the United States dictated that the policy towards Vietnam was politically untenable and the Vietnamese were allowed to win the war.
www.geocities.com /Yosemite/7915/VN-Hist.html   (8728 words)

 soc.history.war.vietnam FAQ: Australian Involvement (1/3)
While the second will deal primarily with the political decisions to become involved in the Vietnam war, suffice to say for the moment, that the Australian commitment to Vietnam was largely dictated by political concerns and was therefore limited by the same concerns.
In Vietnam, this translated into the policy of supporting American military involvement and encouraging the continuation of this involvement until such time as China was sufficiently dissuaded from any further adventurism or Australia could more capably defend itself.
This was largely in response to the deteriorating military situation in Vietnam and the possibility of a TET offensive.
www.faqs.org /faqs/vietnam/australia/part1   (3706 words)

 History of Vietnam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Much of northern Vietnam (from the Red River delta down to about the region of modern Thanh Hóa province]) was incorporated into the Chinese province of Jiaozhi, or Giao Chỉ, through much of the Han dynasty and the period of the Three Kingdoms.
Diệm used a referendum in 1955 to depose the former Emperor and declare himself as President of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).
The Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam and a groups ethnic minority Protestant people in the northern and central highlands who want to secede are also suppressed, the Vietnamese government claims this is a result of their political involvement rather than their religious beliefs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Vietnam   (6402 words)

 Vietnam: History
The persecution of missionaries and of their Vietnamese converts by the ruler of Vietnam was a factor prompting French conquest in the 19th cent.
Vietnam succeeded in establishing close ties with the Soviet Union during this period, a necessity in consideration of the severe economic difficulties caused by the war.
Vietnam's economy was affected by the Asian financial crisis of 1997–98, and the country was forced to devalue its currency.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0861793.html   (2651 words)

 The Vietnam War
The French defeat at the Dien Bien Phu was followed by a peace conference in Geneva, in which Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam received their independence and Vietnam was temporarily divided between an anti-Communist South and a Communist North.
In April 1975, South Vietnam surrendered to the North and Vietnam was reunited.
It was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the twentieth century.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /modules/vietnam/index.cfm   (475 words)

 Vietnam War > Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Vietnam Veterans' Memorials Gallery -Memorials to Vietnam Veterans in the United States and elsewhere.
Los Angeles Vietnam Veterans Organization - Association for City of LA employees who are Vietnam or Vietnam era veterans.
Vietnam Veterans' Message Board - a place for vets, their families and friends, to try to locate each other, and exchange information.
www.multied.com /vietnam/Links.html   (494 words)

 Seabee History: After Vietnam
Because of the reduction of the Naval Construction Force in Vietnam, on 8 December 1969, the headquarters of the 30th Naval Construction Regiment was moved from Vietnam to Okinawa in the Ryukyu Islands, and on 1 May 1971 the headquarters of the 32nd Naval Construction Regiment was moved from Vietnam to Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.
On 29 April 1975 the government of the Republic of Vietnam surrendered to the North Vietnamese as North Vietnamese regulars and Viet Cong closed in on Saigon.
Following the Vietnam War, the pressure to reduce the size of the Armed Forces made it necessary for the Seabees to rely more on the reserve force to offset the reductions in the active force.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq67-6.htm   (5559 words)

 History of the Vietnam War - Title Page
It's all too easy to focus on the brief period in Vietnam's history when the United States was fighting to help the South Vietnamese Government become established and survive.
South Vietnam was established after the (First) Indochina War between Vietnamese nationalists and French Colonial forces after the close of the Second World War.
It will not be an academically rigorous history, but should provide a basic understanding of the war and its background.
www.ichiban1.org /html/history/history_map.htm   (200 words)

 Vietnam Yesterday & Today: History Websites
Included on this useful site are documents relating to the U.S. Army in Vietnam, the electronic battlefield, special forces, a history of the NVA, biographies of General Giap, Jane Fonda, Hanoi Hannah, Australian and New Zealand forces in Vietnam, a history of Air America, glossary, and a history of the Medal of Honor.
This useful history research site utilizes the Conversations with History archive, to study the complex environment in which decisions were made regarding Vietnam and American participation in the war the causes and consequences of U.S. decisions.
This essay by noted Vietnam scholar and teacher Edwin E. Moise, provides a valuable starting point for the study of the 1968 Tet Offensive and is part of the author's The Vietnam Wars.
servercc.oakton.edu /~wittman/histlink.htm   (3816 words)

 Vietnam Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Most visitors to Vietnam are overwhelmed by the sublime beauty of the country's natural setting: the Red River Delta in the north, the Mekong Delta in the south and almost the entire coastal strip are a patchwork of brilliant green rice paddies tended by women in conical hats.
Vietnam also offers an opportunity to see a country of traditional charm and rare beauty rapidly opening up to the outside world.
Travellers should be aware of the chance of further flooding and monitor the media for any developments or check the Thorn Tree Forum for comments from travellers.
www.lonelyplanet.com.au /dest/sea/vietnam.htm   (470 words)

 Pre-Colonial Vietnam
The course at Centenary College is English 315: The American Experience in Vietnam.
At the University of Richmond, it is History 398: The Vietnam Experience.
At Rollins College, the course is Political Science 393: The Vietnam Experience.
www.richmond.edu /~ebolt/history398/PrecolonialVietnam.html   (338 words)

 The Vietnam War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While our Vietnam War section concentrates on the time period from 1960 to 1975, you will find material on the French involvement as well as the events after the fall of Saigon.
Some Americans believe that Vietnam was a national policy blunder costing some 58,000 American lives and billions of tax dollars.
When, in the early 1970s, a peace agreement was reached, the American Congress, anxious to be rid of the divisive issue of Vietnam, slowly pulled logistical aid from the South Vietnamese.
ehistory.osu.edu /vietnam/index.cfm   (485 words)

 Vietnam War History, Part 2
Indochina's Refugees: Oral Histories from Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam
This poignant collection of oral histories tells the stories of nine Laotians, four Cambodians and nine Vietnamese: what their lives were like before 1975, what happened after the Communist takeover that made them decide to flee their native countries, and how they escaped.
The Vietnam War has been depicted by every available medium, each presenting a message, an agenda, of what the filmmakers and producers choose to project about America's involvement in Southeast Asia.
www.vietnamwar.net /history2/history2.htm   (1029 words)

 Southeast Asian History-Early Vietnam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first major rebellion against Chinese rule (39-42 A.D.) was led by Trung Trac, the wife of a noble executed by the Chinese, and her sister Trung Nhi.
The mountainous coast of central Vietnam could not provide enough farmland to keep the Chams fed, so from the earliest years their society was ship-oriented, depending on both trade and piracy (with no particular preference) to make a living.
Most of the raids were directed north towards the Chinese-occupied part of Vietnam, until the Chinese retaliated by destroying Vijaya, the Cham capital, in 446.
www.guidetothailand.com /thailand-history/vietnam.htm   (917 words)

 Asian-Nation : Asian American History, Demographics, & Issues :: Viet Nam -- Early History & Legends
This legend symbolizes the importance of uniting the two main geographic and cultural areas of Viet Nam -- the mountains (representing the north) and lowlands (representing the south) in forming one united country.
Many scholars and Vietnamese consider this to be the end of historical legend and the true beginning of modern Vietnamese history.
Like the origins of the Vietnamese people and culture, the history of the Vietnamese language is also a mixture of different parts and components.
www.asian-nation.org /vietnam-history.shtml   (1484 words)

 History & War - Vietnam War
History and War will be happy to answer all your questions about various history and war topics.
History and War offers online support and daily updated history and war facts about World War 2, Vietnam, and many others on our History Facts Blog.
If you are a history buff, you have come to the right place...History and War will be happy to serve you.
www.historyandwars.com /vietnamwar.htm   (178 words)

 Vietnam War History
A US Marine's Vietnam Memorial Website, dedicated to the memory of my brothers who were Killed In Action in Vietnam while serving with Lima Company, 3rd.
More than a score of years after leaving Vietnam, the images and events linger, capturing the excitement and adventure, the unusual and the tragic, of a combat infantryman's personal experience.
You are invited, albeit hesitantly, to share the memories, flashbacks, nightmares, and cynical rantings of a Vietnam survivor.
f.webring.com /hub?ring=vwhring   (675 words)

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