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  The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
The Vietnam Archive is also pleased to announce that Mary McLain Saffell, C.A. has been named Associate Director and Archivist of the Vietnam Archive.
The Vietnam Archive is in the process of hiring new oral historians to fill the two vacancies.
The mission of the Vietnam Archive 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   (874 words)

  Vietnam (12/06)
Vietnam's tensions with its neighbors and its stagnant economy contributed to a massive exodus from Vietnam.
Vietnam's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer price index, which stood at an annual rate of over 300% in 1987, was below 4% from 1997 (except in 1998 when it rose to 9.2%) until 2003.
Vietnam and Russia declared a strategic partnership in March 2001 during the first visit ever to Hanoi of a Russian head of state, largely as an attempt to counterbalance the People's Republic of China's (P.R.C.) growing profile in Southeast Asia.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/4130.htm   (5464 words)

  Vietnam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vietnam (Vietnamese: Việt Nam), officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is a socialist republic in Southeast Asia.
Feudalism in Vietnam reached its zenith in the Lê Dynasty of the 15th century, especially during the reign of Emperor Le Thanh Tong.
Vietnam is divided into 64 provinces (including five municipalities existing at provincial level: Cần Thơ, Đà Nẵng, Hải Phòng, and Hồ Chí Minh City), and subdivided into a number of districts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vietnam   (2877 words)

 Vietnam War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Vietnam War, sometimes known as the Vietnam Conflict, was a conflict in which the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV or North Vietnam) and its allies fought against the Republic of Vietnam (RVN or South Vietnam) and its allies.
Vietnam was under effective Imperial Japanese control, as well as de facto Japanese administrative control -- although the Vichy French continued to serve as the official administrators until 1944.
This top-secret historical study of Vietnam, contracted by Robert McNamara (Secretary of Defense under presidents Kennedy and Johnson), and leaked to the press by Daniel Ellsberg, presented a pessimistic view of the likelihood of victory in Vietnam and generated criticism of U.S. policy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vietnam_war   (12518 words)

 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project: Encyclopedia
On 15 June 1965, at the Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) orientation, King heeded their calls by delivering the speech, "Why Are You Here?" During his speech, King called for the application of "nonviolent direct action in international dimensions" and proposed a negotiated settlement coordinated by the United Nations.
King formally announced his opposition to the Vietnam War during the Ninth Annual Convention of Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in August 1965.
Nearly five years after King's death, American troops withdrew from Vietnam and a peace treaty declaring the independent nations of South and North Vietnam was signed in 1973.
www.stanford.edu /group/King/about_king/encyclopedia/vietnam.htm   (644 words)

 vietnam map and map of vietnam information page
The ancient origins of Vietnam's literature, language and culture, and the country itself, began in the north along the fringes of the Red River Delta.
Landforms Vietnam is a country of tropical lowlands, rolling green hills, and densely forested mountains.
Climate In general terms, Vietnam's climate is tropical; subject to monsoon rains, warm temperatures and wind, and high humidity throughout the year.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/vn.htm   (841 words)

Vietnam is a small country to the south of China ('Vietnamese' means "non-Chinese people of the south").
The plan was to destroy the North Vietnam economy and to force her to stop helping the guerrilla fighters in the south.
General Westmoreland, the person in charge of the military advisers in Vietnam, argued that his 23,000 men were unable to defend adequately the US air bases and claimed that without more soldiers, the NLF would take over control of South Vietnam.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWvietnam.htm   (7127 words)

 Vietnam Hotels
Vietnam is a country of attractive natural beauty and peaceful village life.
The capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is more like a quiet charming provincial town with its lakes, shady boulevards and pleasant public parks.
Victoria Hoi An Resort is situated 5 km from the little town of Hoi An, along a stretch of white sand beach, one side of the resort facing the river delta and the other side, the...
www.vietnam-hotel.net /vietnam   (556 words)

 Index of Economic Freedom
Vietnam's economy is 50 percent free, according to our 2007 assessment, which makes it the world's 138th freest economy.
Vietnam is ranked 25th out of 30 countries in the Asia–Pacific region, and its overall score is much lower than the regional average.
Vietnam's weighted average tariff rate was 14.5 percent in 2004.
www.heritage.org /research/features/index/country.cfm?id=Vietnam   (931 words)

 Vietnam travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Vietnam's last emperors were the Nguyễn Dynasty, who ruled from their capital at Hue from 1802 to 1945, although France exploited the succession crisis after the fall of Tự Đức to de facto colonize Vietnam after 1884.
Vietnam is very keen on bolstering foreign tourism, with severe punishments for crimes against tourists, violent crime against foreigners is rare.
Vietnam has laws on the books with penalties up to 20 years in prison for sexually exploiting women and children, and several other countries have laws that allow them to prosecute their own citizens who travel abroad to engage in sex with children.
wikitravel.org /en/Vietnam   (5764 words)

Travelers to Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries affected by avian influenza are cautioned to avoid poultry farms, contact with animals in live food markets, and any surfaces that appear to be contaminated with feces from poultry or other animals.
Foreign visitors to Vietnam have been arbitrarily arrested, detained or expelled for activities that would not be considered crimes in the United States.
Civil procedures in Vietnam, such as marriage, divorce, documenting the birth of a child, and issuance of death certificates, are highly bureaucratic, painstakingly slow, and often require chain authentication.
travel.state.gov /travel/vietnam.html   (3987 words)

 Vietnam Hotels & Tours - Travel & Tourism Information
The Vietnam you see today is steeped in ancient rites and traditions that have survived – even thrived – throughout the bumps and scrapes of history.
Vietnam's capital lies on the banks of the Red River, some 100 kilometres from its mouth.
Its tourist attractions are centred in the Tombs of the Nguyen Emperors, several pagodas, and the Citadel.
www.visit-mekong.com /vietnam   (578 words)

Vietnam is a country with rich natural resources and a well educated (literacy rate is over 90%), diligent population of 80.4 million.
Since 1986 the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam has committed itself to economic reform, or "Doi Moi" (New Changes) a move from a centrally planned economy to a multi-sectoral one based on open market principles, and thus opened the door to foreign investment.
Vietnam's economy has weathered the global economic slowdown of 2001 better than most other Asian economies, largely due to the fact that it is less integrated into the world economy and less vulnerable to declines in demand for its exports.
www.us-asean.org /vietnam.asp   (1132 words)

 Vietnam Information
Vietnam is located in south-east Asia bordering the South China Sea between Laos and Philippines.
Vietnam has made significant progress in recent years moving away from the planned economic model and toward a more effective market-based economic system.
Vietnam has 3,059 km of railroads, 85,000 km of highways and 17,702 km of inlang waterways.
sunsite.nus.sg /SEAlinks/vietnam-info.html   (674 words)

 Viet Nam War Overview
The president maintained that South Vietnam was a peace-loving democracy and that the Communists were out to destroy his new country.
The Vietnam War did have a major impact on everyday life in America and the Johnson administration was forced to consider the domestic consequences of its decisions everyday.
The new president continued a process called "Vietnamization" an awful term that implied that Vietnamese were not fighting and dying in the jungles of Southeast Asia.
vietnam.vassar.edu /overview.html   (3034 words)

 The VietNam Pictures Archives at Ibiblio.Org
Vietnam 1998 : Photographs by C. Jones and J. Hughes.
A sampling of Dick Swanson's photographs of Vietnam in the 1966-1975 and 1994-1995 periods.
Vietnam 1966 - 1996 : Pictures of Vietnam, 30 years apart.
www.ibiblio.org /vietnam/vnpic.html   (555 words)

 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Home Page
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial recognizes and honors the men and women who served in one of America's most divisive wars.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a place where everyone, regardless of opinion, can come together and remember and honor those who served.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial accomplishes these goals through the three components that comprise the memorial: the Wall of names, the Three Servicemen Statue and Flagpole, and the Vietnam Women's Memorial.
www.nps.gov /vive/home.htm   (184 words)

To honor Vietnam Veterans, living and dead, who served their country on either side of the conflict.
To provide an interactive, on-line forum for Vietnam Veterans and their families and friends to exchange information, stories, poems, songs, art, pictures, and experiences in any publishable form.
The motivation in creating and publishing this WWW Page is to provide a dynamic, multimedia-based "chronology" of the Vietnam Warand its aftermath as seen through the eyes of Veterans, their families, and their friends.
grunt.space.swri.edu   (430 words)

 Vietnam: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Vietnam occupies the eastern and southern part of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia, with the South China Sea along its entire coast.
In 1977, border clashes between Vietnam and Cambodia intensified, as well as accusations by its former ally Beijing that Chinese residents of Vietnam were being subjected to persecution.
In early 1979, Vietnam was conducting a two-front war: defending its northern border against a Chinese invasion and supporting its army in Cambodia, which was still fighting Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge guerrillas.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108144.html   (1561 words)

 VIETNAM: JOURNEYS OF BODY, MIND & SPIRIT | American Museum of Natural History
Organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi.
This exhibition and related programs are made possible by the philanthropic leadership of the Freeman Foundation.
Additional generous funding provided by the Ford Foundation for the collaboration between the American Museum of Natural History and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/vietnam   (75 words)

Vietnam: A Television History PBS Transcripts from the US TV series is a 13-part documentary film series produced for public television by WGBH Boston, in cooperation with Central Independent Television/United Kingdom, and Antenne-2/France.
Vietnam: Australia's Involvement From the very thorough P. Duffy Resource Center at Trinity College in Western Australia.
Vietnam Stories The 'Vietnam Stories' site is designed as a gathering place for personal stories and a forum for opinions on the war.
www.casahistoria.net /vietnamwar.htm   (2618 words)

 Vietnam visa: information, requirements & service - Tourist Visa Vietnam
In the event that there is no Vietnam embassy or Consulate in your country, or you just want to make Vietnam part of a multi-destination trip, then we recommend Visa on Arrival as your best option.
Copies of the same document will be forwarded on your behalf to Vietnam immigration checkpoints at International Airports only, so that when you arrive in Viet Nam, the Immigration officers will have those documents on hand and will be able to issue your entry visa expediently.
The city at which a Vietnam embassy or consulate is located, where you plan to get the visa (only for visa approval code type)
www.vietnamstay.com /service   (998 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.
Bluelist it › If you want your list to be considered for the Vietnam book, use the keyword 'highlight'.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/asia/vietnam   (438 words)

 Vietnam Airlines - Bringing Vietnamese Culture to the World
Vietnam Airlines khai trương đường bay Xuyên Đông Dương 2
Vietnam Airlines mua 30 máy bay Airbus A350-900 và A321-200
Vietnam Airlines mua thêm 12 máy bay Boeing 787-8 thế hệ mới
www.vietnamairlines.com   (131 words)

Although the monarchy dealt with imperial China as a tributary state, and the ruler was addressed by the imperial court as "king of An Nam," domestically a full imperial system was established, including era names.
The royal chronicle of Pangdarang (Pali: Panduranga) claims that the polity of this name is the true continuation of Champa, and there is some meager evidence that that is the case, at least for the final portion of the chronicle (which claims to deal with events beginning in 1000).
Successive names were: Indochinese Communist Party [DCSD], Oct 1930-May 1951, which was officially dissolved 11 Nov 1945 and merged into League for the Independence of Vietnam -"Viet Minh"-, although continued it in secret to 1951); Vietnamese Workers' Party [DLDV], May 1951-Dec 1976; and again DCSV from Dec 1976.
www.worldstatesmen.org /Vietnam.html   (4555 words)

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