Công Hòa Xã Hôi Chu Nghĩa Viêt Nam—The Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The recorded history of Vietnam can be traced to Tonkin (now known as the northern part of Vietnam) at the beginning of the Christian era. Conquered by the Chinese (Han dynasty) in b.c. III, the kingdom of Nam-Viet, as it was then called, broke free of Chinese domination in 939, though at many subsequent periods it again became a nominal vassal of the Chinese emperors.


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