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Vietnam

country in Southeast Asia, from Vietnamese Viet, the people's name + nam "south." Division into North and South lasted from 1954 to 1976. Vietnam War attested by 1963.

updated on October 10, 2017

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Definitions of Vietnam from WordNet

Vietnam (n.)
a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945;
Synonyms: Socialist Republic of Vietnam / Viet Nam / Annam
Vietnam (n.)
a prolonged war (1954-1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States;
Synonyms: Vietnam War
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