Essay on Vietnam : A Land Separation Of Resources

1069 Words Oct 26th, 2015 5 Pages
Vietnam looks like the shape of a seahorse that runs along the southeast into the Pacific Ocean; Vietnam is known as to as the “balcony of the Pacific.” (Tucker, 1999) Via of its water transportation links that were made prior to rail and road networks, Vietnamese migration went towards southward (Nam Tien) along the coast. (Taus-Bolstad, 2006) Certain parts meant that trade was more than a ways to establish nationwide unity within a dispersed society. (Taus-Bolstad, 2006) A land separation of resources meant that the North Vietnamese controlled most of the recourses while the South served as the breadbasket. (Taus-Bolstad, 2006) The twenty year divider during the Cold War made both the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN) in the North and the Republic of Vietnam (RVN) in the South to lean on outside sources for assistance (Tucker, 1999). This kept going after unification in 1975 until the effects from the market reforms (doi moi), which were put into place in 1986, spread throughout the economy. Vietnam’s capital Hanoi made its millennium anniversary in 2010, making it one of the oldest capitals in Southeast Asia (Staff, 2009). (Staff, 2009) It grew into the capital of Vietnam under the first emperor of the Ly Dynasty (1009–1225) who named it Thang Long (Rising Dragon). The city went through several other names before finally becoming Hanoi, “the city amid waters,” owing to its location on the Red River Delta. In the 19th century when the country unified under the Nguyen…

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