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Vietnam officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. With an estimated 90.3 million inhabitants as of 2012, it is the world's 13th-most-populous country, and the eighth-most-populous Asian country. The name Vietnam translates as "South Viet", and was officially adopted in 1945. The country is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the east. Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1976.

The Vietnamese became independent from Imperial China in, following the Battle of River. Successive Vietnamese royal dynasties flourished as the nation expanded geographically and politically into Southeast Asia, until the Indochina Peninsula was colonized by the French in the mid-19th century. The First Indochina War eventually led to the expulsion of the French in 1954, leaving Vietnam divided politically into two states, North and South Vietnam. Conflict between the two sides intensified, with heavy foreign intervention, during the Vietnam War, which ended with a North Vietnamese victory in 1975.

Vietnam was then unified under a Communist government, but was politically isolated and impoverished. In 1986, the government initiated a series of economic and political reforms, which began Vietnam's path towards integration into the world economy. By 2000, it had established diplomatic relations with most nations. Vietnam's economic growth has been among the highest in the world since 2000, and in 2011 it had the highest Global Growth Generators Index among 11 major economies. Its successful economic reforms resulted in it joining the World Trade Organization in 2007. However, the country still suffers from relatively high levels of income inequality, disparities in healthcare provision, and poor gender equality.


Vietnam (vietnamesisch: Việt Nam, Bedeutung: Viet des Südens, amtlich Sozialistische Republik Vietnam, vietnamesisch: Cộng hoà Xã hội Chủ nghĩa Việt Nam) ist ein langgestreckter Küstenstaat in Südostasien. Er grenzt an China, Laos, Kambodscha und das Südchinesische Meer.

Das erste historisch belegte Königreich auf dem Gebiet des heutigen Vietnams entstand im 1. Jahrtausend v. Chr. Danach entwickelte sich ein friedliches Zusammenleben zwischen den Yues und den Han während der Trieu-Dynastie. 111 v. Chr. kam die Dynastie unter die Kontrolle der Han-Chinesen als Provinz der Han-Dynastie und blieb dies – unterbrochen von kurzen Zeiträumen der Unabhängigkeit – bis 938 n. Chr., als sie nach der Schlacht am Bạch Đằng-Fluss die Unabhängigkeit errang. Danach folgte eine Blütezeit der Kultur, Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik. In dieser Zeit expandierte Vietnam auch in den Süden. 1880 kam Südvietnam als Teil von Französisch-Indochina unter französische Kolonialherrschaft, während der Norden noch vom Kaiser regiert wurde. 1954 wurde es in das kommunistische Nordvietnam (Hauptstadt Hanoi) und das von den Westmächten unterstützte Südvietnam (Hauptstadt Saigon) geteilt. Nach dem Vietnamkrieg kam es 1976 zur Wiedervereinigung und Saigon wurde nach dem verstorbenen Staatschef Nordvietnams in Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt umbenannt.

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Cha Cầu, die Japanische Brcke in Hội An
Cha Cầu, die Japanische Brcke in Hội An
Sunset at Hoi An Thu Bon river Sunset at Hoi An Thu Bon river
Sunset at Hoi An Thu Bon river Sunset at Hoi An Thu Bon river
Hoi An
Hoi An
Sunset at Hoi An Thu Bon river
Sunset at Hoi An Thu Bon river
Hmong ladies in Bac Ha
Hmong ladies in Bac Ha
Sunset at Hoi An Thu Bon river
Sunset at Hoi An Thu Bon river
vegetable market
vegetable market
Thien Cung grotto
Thien Cung grotto
Bus in Hanoi
Bus in Hanoi
Thien Cung grotto
Thien Cung grotto
a day for sailing
a day for sailing
Tomb of Emperor Lang Tu Duc
Tomb of Emperor Lang Tu Duc
after a rainy night
after a rainy night
hair cutting with the simplest setting
hair cutting with the simplest setting
happy ducks
happy ducks
View to the Sa Pa town centre
View to the Sa Pa town centre
Temple of Literature
Temple of Literature
simple village life
simple village life
ready to cook?
ready to cook?
The new town of Sa Pa
The new town of Sa Pa
Red Dragon Boat
Red Dragon Boat
Notre-Dame of the East
Notre-Dame of the East
sunset
sunset
Tomb of Khai Dinh with Manadarin Honour Guard in the Honour Courtyard
Tomb of Khai Dinh with Manadarin Honour Guard in the Honour Courtyard
Tomb of Khai Dinh
Tomb of Khai Dinh
Ahoi!
Ahoi!
Lang Khai Dinh
Lang Khai Dinh
street scene
street scene
Cao-Đai Temple
Cao-Đai Temple
colourful flower Hmong
colourful flower Hmong
Hmong lady is having her  breakfast
Hmong lady is having her breakfast
lotuslike building
lotuslike building
The Cao Đi temple in Tay Ninh
The Cao Đi temple in Tay Ninh
The Cao Đi temple in Tay Ninh
The Cao Đi temple in Tay Ninh
peak hours
peak hours
Street scene
Street scene
Japanese Bridge
Japanese Bridge
Prawns as much as you like
Prawns as much as you like
I am the captain on this boat
I am the captain on this boat
when the night falls
when the night falls
playing cards while waiting for customers
playing cards while waiting for customers
street scene
street scene
floating school classroom
floating school classroom
Restaurant in Hoi AN
Restaurant in Hoi AN
Hoi An
Hoi An
praying table
praying table
Buying bananas ...
Buying bananas ...
selling buffalo
selling buffalo
Food for special people ....
Food for special people ....
incense
incense
view from a bird cage
view from a bird cage
in love
in love
My daily loving place ...
My daily loving place ...
Youngster dating's place at Saigong river
Youngster dating's place at Saigong river
Lonely but feel so much freedom
Lonely but feel so much freedom
Dreaming for a happy bed
Dreaming for a happy bed
misty day in Ha Long Bay
misty day in Ha Long Bay
essential ingredients to prepare great asian meals
essential ingredients to prepare great asian meals
Fresh washed and dried in fresh air
Fresh washed and dried in fresh air
After a working day ...
After a working day ...
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