Vietnam History
Socialism after 1975
After April 30, 1975, unlike the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, the Vietnamese communists did not commit a "bloodbath", but most government officials and...
Vietnam War (1954-1975)
The Geneva Conference of 1954 ended France's colonial presence in Vietnam and partitioned the country into two states at the 17th parallel pending...
First Indochina War (1945-1954)
In early 1945, due to a combination of Japanese exploitation and poor weather, a famine broke out in Tonkin killing between 1 and 2 million people
19th century and French colonization
The West's exposure in Vietnam and Vietnam's exposure to Westerners dated back to 166 BC with the arrival of merchants from the Roman Empire, to...
Divided period (1528–1802)
The Lê dynasty was overthrown by its general named Mạc Đăng Dung in 1527. He killed the Lê emperor and proclaimed himself emperor
Independent period of Đại Việt (1010 AD – 1527 AD)
Southeast Asia circa 1010 AD. Đại Việt lands in yellow, Champa in green and Khmer Empire in purple.
Early independence (938 AD – 1009 AD)
Early in the 10th century, as China became politically fragmented, successive lords from the Khúc family, followed by Dương Đình...
Period of Chinese domination (111 BC – 938 AD)
In 111 BC, Chinese troops invaded Nam Việt and established new territories, dividing Vietnam into Giao Chỉ, Cửu Chân from modern-day ...
Early kingdoms
Evidence of the earliest established society other than the prehistoric Iron Age Đông Sơn culture in Northern Vietnam was found in Cổ Loa,...
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