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From the riparian Hong Bang civilization of the third century BCE to the turmoil and warfare of the 20th century CE, Vietnam has had a turbulent history. Still, this unique ancient culture survives and thrives some 5,000 years after its mythical foundation.

Vietnam - Facts and History
Facts and history of Vietnam from your About.com Guide to Asian History

The Trung Sisters | Heros of Vietnam
The Trung Sisters, c. 40 CE, fought against the powerful Eastern Han Dynasty of China, and are heroines and famous symbols of nationalism in Vietnam almost 2000 years later.

Trieu Thi Trinh, Vietnam's Warrior Queen
In the third century CE, a young rebel leader called Trieu Thi Trinh led her people in rebellion against Chinese rule. As a result, she is known as the "Vietnamese Joan of Arc."

The Vietnam War (American War) in Photos
Ngo Dinh Diem, President of South Vietnam, is greeted by U.S. President Eisenhower

Vietnam War Photo Gallery
Vietnam War photo gallery, featuring pictures of U.S., South Vietnamese and North Vietnamese soldiers and civilians.

Vietnam War Stories - Personal Memories of the Vietnam War
Were you in the Vietnam War? Tell us the story of your personal memories from that conflict.

Timeline of the Vietnam War
Timeline of the Vietnam War (Second Indochina War). After World War II, France assumed that it would retake control of its colonial holdings in Southeast Asia. The Southeast Asian people had different ideas, however. After France's defeat by the Vietnamese in the First Indochina War, the U.S. became embroiled in a second war, which Americans...

Why Did the US Enter the Vietnam War?
Why did the US enter the Vietnam War? Learn the answer to this Asian History FAQ.

Biography of Ho Chi Minh
Biography of Ho Chi Minh, leader of the North Vietnamese communist forces during the Vietnam War.

What Was the My Lai Massacre?
Learn about the My Lai Massacre, one of the worst atrocities of the Vietnam War, in this About.com Asian History FAQ.

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