A country in Southeast Asia that has gone through enourmous Imperial and Colonial rule. As well as lots of wars to be it's own country.
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 sent troops into Vietnam to make sure it didn't become a Communist Country. This is the reason of the Vietnam War.
The North Vietnamese Army were determined to make their country a country where their people would rule, and they succeeded with the withdrawal of the US.
Vietnam is now a "socialist republic" country who's primary language is Vietnamese, and their second languages are English, French, and Chinese. They have forgiven their enemies in exchange for peace and to make their country a great country, who's past is full of Imperialist and Colonialist rule.
Marine: "Damn Viet Cong! We're just here to help you damn Communist!"
Viet Cong: "If America never ever stopped that election, I would be at home in VIETNAM, and you would be at home!"
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