The History of Vietnam, 1st Edition

  • Justin Corfield
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  • ISBN-10: 031334194X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313341946
  • DDC: 959.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 154 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Everyone knows Vietnam for its turbulent environment during the second half of the 20th century, but few know that archaeologists believe that civilization there existed as far back as the Bronze Age. Vietnam's history runs rampant with clashing dynasties, civil wars and power struggles between the North and South, and conflicts with neighboring and other countries. First ruled under China's close watch for centuries, Vietnam fell under conflicting commands of France and Japan during the 19th and 20th centuries-finally leading to the split of North and South Vietnam, and ultimately, the Vietnam War. Today, Vietnam still struggles with its scars from the past, but is slowly emerging as its own country, independent of China and France.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Advisory Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Timeline of Historical Events.
1: Vietnam until the Tay Son Rebellion.
2: The Nguyen Dynasty (1780–1887).
3: The French Protectorate (1887–1945).
4: From 1945 until the Geneva Agreements (1945–1954).
5: From Geneva Agreements to the Start of War (1954–1960).
6: From the Formation of Vietcong to U.S. Soldiers (1960–1965).
7: From U.S. Involvement to Tet Offensive and Death of Ho Chi Minh (1965–1969).
8: From the Death of Ho Chi Minh to Reunification (1969–1976).
9: From Reunification until the Withdrawal from Cambodia (1976–1989).
10: Vietnam Today (1989-Present).
11: Notable People in Vietnam since 1945.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Author.
Other Titles in the Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations.