China controlled the country for over 1000 years, and Vietnam revolted. France, and Japan during WWII, than controlled it 1887-1954, the French were cruel to the Vietnamese people and forced many of them into rubber plantations. France lost it's control by the Viet Minh, a communist group who wanted to free their country of France's rule. After France's lost of control, the country splitted into two different Countries, North and South. North Vietnam was a Communist Country lead by the Viet Cong, formaly the Viet Minh, who's leader was Ho Chi Minh. South Vietnam was a democratic/republic country with their leader as Ngo Dinh Diem with heavy support from the US. Ngo Dihn Diem was a Roman Catholic, while the majority of the people were Buddhist, he was a really corrupt leader who was chosen by the US.
Under a treaty, The North and South were to have an election on reforming their country into a Communist country or a Democratic/Republic Country with help from the US. The people would of chosen Communism, because Communism freed Vietnam from the French and the people wanted to be their own country without the help of the US. The US, not wanting communism, told Ngo Dinh Diem to not hold the election. This angered the North Vietnamese government who wanted to reunite their country and wanted to rule their own country without help. The US ...
a situation in which there is no chance of winning. See also....modern day version of this term is "iraq"
"I am so not answering that. You are NOT getting me into THAT vietnam."
a small country with alot of determination and heart.
a country that'll kick every major country of whatever eras ass.
a very peaceful country which everyone picks on and underestimates because is small.
In 1995, more than twenty years after the end of a tragic and horrible war with the United States that scarred both countries deeply — one physically and the other psychologically — relations with the US have been normalized; contrary to popular belief in the States, most Vietnamese are very friendly and hold no animosity towards Americans, who now vacation in Vietnam in great numbers.