ok first off the correct english translation is VIETNAM, not "Viet Nam." In Vietnamese, it appears as "Việt Nam," but when translated into english, the space disappears...
anyway :), Vietnam is a southeast asian country located next to Laos
, and China
. Vietnam is the 13th most populous country in the world.
the capital is Hanoi (my hometown ;D), though Ho Chi Min City in southern Vietnam (former Saigon) is a major city is well.
ethnically Vietnam is overwhelmingly Vietnamese. most of us don't hate America like the stereotype projects and in spite of government censorship, the majority of Vietnamese (and like 100% of the youth) are very modernized.
almost all Vietnamese people are atheist or agnostic, though many Buddhists exist as well. some ancestor worship is present
vietnamese architecture (especially our pagodas) is unprecedented.