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, officially the
Socialist Republic of Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the
Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia., with an estimated 92.7 million
inhabitants. Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of
North and South Vietnam in 1976, with Ho Chi Minh City as a historical
city as well.
Following a Japanese
occupation in the 1940s, the Vietnamese fought French rule in the First
Indochina War, eventually expelling the French in 1954. Thereafter,
Vietnam was divided politically into two rival states, North Vietnam
(officially the Democratic Republic of Vietnam), and South Vietnam
(officially the Republic of Vietnam). Conflict between the two sides
intensified in what is known as the Vietnam War. The war ended with a
North Vietnamese victory in 1975. Vietnam was then unified under
a communist government but remained impoverished and politically
about the Vietnam are on Wikipedia
postage stamps of Vietnam were issued by a variety of states and
administrations. Stamps were first introduced by the French colonial
administration. Stamps specifically for Vietnam were first issued in
1945. During the decades of conflict and partitioning, stamps were
issued by mutually hostile governments. The reunification of Vietnam in
1976 brought about a unified postal service.
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postal history of Vietnam on: Wikipedia
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