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Battlefield:Vietnam | History __ "The Second Indochina War, 1954-1975, grew out of the long conflict between France and Vietnam. In July 1954, after one hundred years of colonial rule, a defeated France was forced to leave Vietnam."  And from there the story continues.  A concise overview of history. - illustrated - From pbs.org - http://www.pbs.org/battlefieldvietnam/history/index.html

Early History of Vietnam __ How Vietnam was named.  "To many people the name Vietnam conjures up images of war in some remote comer of Southeast Asia, yet few know the significance of the name, even though the war with its interminable sequels, has brought the country and its people to the forefront of the world scene for more than half a century. "  Learn how the country got its name and other interesting bits of historic information. - illustrated - From vwam.com - http://www.vwam.com/vets/history/vietnam.html

Economic and Political History of Vietnam (Viet Nam) __ "The state that was the origin of Vietnamese political identity emerged in what is now northern Vietnam by about 200 B.C. The Kingdom of Au Lac was established about 210 B.C. and three years later when the Qin Empire fell and was replaced by the Han Empire, a Chinese Qin Empire general, Chao Tuo, took control of the region for himself...."  A general history of Vietnam along with information about its recent economic history. - From Thayer Watkins - http://www.applet-magic.com/vietnam.htm

French IndoChina __ Here is an entry in a 1910 Catholic Encyclopedia about Indochina (New Advent). - From newadvent.org - http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07765a.htm

French Indo China __ A collection of resources about the French involvement in Indo China - From casahistoria.net - http://www.casahistoria.net/frenchindochina.htm  

History of Vietnam __ "The history of Vietnam began 2,700 years ago. Successive dynasties based in China ruled Vietnam directly for most of the period from 111 BC until 938 when Vietnam regained its independence..."  An encyclopedic article with links to other resources. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Vietnam

History of Vietnam __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of the country of Vietnam." - From about.com - http://history1900s.about.com/library/world/blxvietnam.htm

Pre-Colonial Vietnam __ A history of Vietnam from its ancient past till the Colonial Period. "What we know about the Kingdom of Au Lac, its King An-Duong Vuong and Co-Loa (or Co-Loa Thanh) is a mixture of legend and history, ..." - illustrated - From richmond.edu - http://facultystaff.richmond.edu/~ebolt/history398/PrecolonialVietnam.html

Vietnam __ History resources for US involvement in Indochina. - From casahistoria.net - http://www.casahistoria.net/vietnamwar.htm

Vietnam at 25: History Timeline __ A well annotated timeline of Vietnam history from ancient times to modern. - From CNN.com - http://www.cnn.com/interactive/specials/0004/history.timeline/frameset.exclude.html 

Vietnam Dragons and Legends __ You will find a site jam-packed with history and other information about Vietnam.  A good list of resources too. - illustrated - From Dang Tuan - http://perso.limsi.fr/dang/webvn/anglais.htm

Vietnam: History __ A general look at Vietnam history along with much more information about Vietnam. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0861793.html

Vietnam History __ "For many years, Vietnam formed part of the French colony of Indochina, along with Cambodia and Laos."  A general overview of Vietnam history along with other information about the country. - From iexplore.com - http://www.iexplore.com/dmap/Vietnam/History

Vietnam History from ancient time __ Here are many click-to-read articles and resources covering the span of Vietnam's history. - From vietnam-culture.com - http://www.vietnam-culture.com/zones-25-1/Vietnam-History.aspx

Vietnam War __ A detailed look at the history of the conflict. - illustrated - From historyplace.com - http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/vietnam/index.html

Vietnam War Timeline : Vietnam War Statistics __ Annotated timeline of the Vietnam conflict along with additional information about the war. - From landscaper.net - http://www.landscaper.net/timelin.htm

Viet Nam's Early History & Legends __ "According to traditional legends, Viet Nam was formed when King Lac Long Quan (also known as the "Dragon Lord of Lac" or the "Dragon Lord of the Seas") married Princess Au Co (a Chinese immortal and descended from the High Mountains). She bore him 100 eggs, out of which 100 sons were born. ..."  Beyond legend, you will also find a general history of Vietnam. - illustrated - From asian-nation.org - http://www.asian-nation.org/vietnam-history.shtml

VN Embassy : Learn about Vietnam : History __ An 'official' version of Vietnam's history. - From vietnamembassy-usa.org - http://www.vietnamembassy-usa.org/learn_about_vietnam/history/

World History Archives: Southeast Asia, Vietnam __ You will find click-to-read articles and resources about various aspects of Vietnam's history. - From hartford-hwp.com - http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/54/index-g.html

 

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