Vietnam History

Vietnam is worldwide known as the proud of long-lasting history country which is divided into four main periods. The first period dating back approximately 200,000 years ago was the Pre-historic era with the Stone Age and Bronze Age. Vietnam's Feudal era including three main parts, the First Feudal Governments, Chinese Millennium, and Independent Feudal Period. Next is the French colonial era and Vietnam War with the Nguyen Dynasty and French Protectorate and Vietnam War. At last is the Vietnam in Renovation from 1986 until now.

Vietnam Pre-historic era

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In pre-historic era, Vietnam was home to competent apes - ones of the world's earliest civilian. Archeologists found fossil teeth of competent apes in Tham Hai and Tham Khuyen Cave (Lang Son Province, Vietnam), which are dating back appoximately 200,000 years ago. Moreover, at other archeological sites such as Do Mountain (Thanh Hoa Province), Xuan Loc (Dong Nai Province), etc.

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Vietnam Feudal Era

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Van Lang, the first feudal government of Vietnam was established in the period of Dong Son Culture, around 7th century BC - at the same time with Chu Dynasty in China. Van Lang Dynasty also can be found in some articles with the name "Hong Bang Dynasty".

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French colonial era and Vietnam War

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After 900 years of independence and following a period of disunity and rebellion, the French colonial era began during the 1858-83 period, when the French seized control of the nation, dividing it into three parts: The north (Tonkin), the center (Annam), and the south (Cochinchina). In 1861 France occupied Saigon, and by 1883 it had taken control of all of Vietnam as well as Laos and Cambodia.

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Vietnam Renovation

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At the 6th congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam in December 1986, the General Secretary Nguyen Van Linh made a proposal of Doi Moi (Reform) and adopted. Doi Moi is a reforming program in economy and politics that has been launched by the Communist Party of Vietnam.

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