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Vietnam (Vietnamese: Việt Nam), officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a country in Southeast Asia. It is located on the Indo-China Peninsula and is bordered by China to the north by the Gulf of Tonkin and the lies in Chinese island of Hainan in the Northeast, the South China Sea in the east, by Cambodia to the southwest and Laos to the northwest. With 86,967,524 (2009) inhabitants include Vietnam in the year 2011 to the thirteen most populated countries in the world. The capital is the northern Hanoi (Ha Noi) and the largest city in the southern Ho Chi Minh City (Thành Pho Ho Chi Minh), formerly Saigon.
After more than a thousand years of Chinese domination, Vietnam became independent in the tenth century. In the centuries that followed expanded the country's south direction. In the nineteenth century, Vietnam, along with neighboring Laos and Cambodia, colonized by France. The French left the colony after the First Indochina War (6 December 1946-1 August 1954), and Vietnam was divided into a northern communist and an anti-communist south. These two parts challenged by during the Second Indochina War, better known as the Vietnam War (1957-1975), which eventually led to a North Vietnamese victory and a reunification of the two parts.
Since reunification in 1976, Vietnam is a soca legalistic people's republic. The Communist Party of Vietnam's sole political party all the power, although the country since 1986 by political and economic reforms increasingly involved in international diplomacy and the global economy is concerned.
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