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Vietnam (Democratic Republic)

LC control no.n 79032874
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Geographic headingVietnam (Democratic Republic)
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Geographic subdivision usageVietnam (Democratic Republic)
Variant(s)Vietnam (Democratic Republic, 1946- )
Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Demokraticheskai︠a︡ Respublika Vʹetnam
Wietnamska Republika Demokratyczna
Vietnamská demokratická republika
Demokratichna Republika Vietnam
North Vietnam
Việt-Nam dân chủ Cộng hòa
Nước Việt-Nam dân chủ Cộng hòa
Vietnam (North)
See alsoTonkin
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Beginning date1945-09-02
Ending date1976-07-02
Associated placeAsia
Southeast Asia
French-speaking countries
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Found inFall, B. B. The Viet-Minh regime, 1954.
Sovetskiĭ Soi︠u︡z--Vʹetnam--30 let otnosheniĭ, 1950-1980, 1982: t.p. (Ministerstvo inostrannykh del SRV)
Mục lục Công báo, 1950: t.p. (Việt-Nam dân chủ Cộng hòa; Nước Việt-Nam dân chủ Cộng hòa)
Wikipedia, Jan. 14, 2016 (Democratic Republic of Vietnam; commonly known in English as North Vietnam; was a state in Southeast Asia which existed as a state from 1945 to 1976; declared independence from France by Ho Chi Minh on Sept. 2, 1945; ended when Democratic Republic of Vietnam forces and the Viet Cong defeated Republic of Vietnam and on July 2, 1976 united the two parts of the country into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam)
Britannica online, August 24, 2020 (Vietnam experienced a period of prolonged warfare in the mid-20th century, and a partitioning (1954-75), first militarily and later politically, into the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, better known as North Vietnam, and the Republic of Vietnam, usually called South Vietnam. Following reunification in April 1975, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was established in July 1976)
Lonely Planet website, August 24, 2020 (By the spring of 1945 the Viet Minh controlled large parts of the country, particularly in the north; On 2 September 1945 Ho Chi Minh declared independence; The French had managed to regain control of Vietnam, at least in name. But when the French shelled Haiphong in November 1946, killing hundreds of civilians, the patience of the Viet Minh snapped. Only a few weeks later fighting broke out in Hanoi, marking the start of the Franco-Viet Minh War; After eight years of fighting, the Viet Minh controlled much of Vietnam and neighbouring Laos. On 7 May 1954, after a 57-day siege, more than 10,000 starving French troops surrendered to the Viet Minh at Dien Bien Phu. This was a catastrophic defeat that brought an end to the French colonial adventure in Indochina. The following day, the Geneva Conference opened to negotiate an end to the conflict. Resolutions included an exchange of prisoners; the temporary division of Vietnam into two zones at the Ben Hai River (near the 17th Parallel) until nationwide elections could be held; the free passage of people across the 17th Parallel for a period of 300 days)
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