Vietnam has undergone 4,000 years of history since ancient Vietnamese people founded our first country under the name "Van Lang" in 2879 B.C. Vietnam's history is always depicted as a long and continuous struggle for independence and freedom. Vietnam was dominated by Chinese feudalists for over 1,000 years (111 B.C - 939 A.D). After that, Vietnam was French's colony for nearly 100 years (1859-1945
History of Vietnam
During the World War II, Vietnam was occupied by Japanese troops and then French colonists. Vietnam declared independence on 2nd, September 1945. Not long thereafter, Vietnam has to plunge into the war to resist the plot of French to take control over Vietnam once again. This war lasted 9 years more and ended in 1954 when our contry was divided into two sections at 17 parallel. The North became the Democratic Republic of Vietnam under the leadership of Communist Party, while the South was influenced by the West, mainly by the United States.
The intervention of America in Vietnam kept increasing in the 1950s and escalated into a full-scale war on March 1965 when the first American troop landed onto Vietnam. Although American troops withdraw completely from Vietnam on March, 1973 as Paris Treaty signed, the war continued until the South was completely liberated and the country named the Social Republic of Vietnam was reunified in January, 1976. However, the vestige of war lasted by 1979, Vietnam today is a country at peace.