History of Vietnam

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As a citizen of Vietnam, I know that some past events shaped our country. Vietnam has a long history with China and France. It is found that there are four countries play very important parts in our history. There are China, France, Japan and the United States respectively. In this essay, the impact on the past events, which shaped the today Vietnam and interactions between Vietnam and the countries mentioned above will be discussed. The relationship between my country, Vietnam and China changed several times in the past. Vietnam had been a part of China and sometime China helped Vietnam and sometimes harmed Vietnam. Tran Dynasty is the first empire of Vietnam. Then, because of war, ownership of Vietnam passed to several countries such as Franch and Japan in the past. Indeed Vietnam owns her own state now, named the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Before 18 century, Vietnam was a tributary and vassal of China. However, it changed when France invaded Indochine, which Vietnam was included in it. French started to get into Vietnam’s affairs after le Traité de Versailles, which was a treaty signed between France and Vietnam. In the end of the Second Opium War, France still could not set up a navy base in China, therefore, France paid more attention in Vietnam and wanted to obtain her. Meanwhile, suffering with civil wars, China must make reconciliation with France. Not wanted to distract the army to France, they signed up a Treaty of Saigon, Traité de Saigon in 5th June 1862. The most remarkable point of the treaty is cessions of Bien Hoa, Gia Dinh, and Dinh Tuong to France. French were also allowed to trade freely along the Red River. Nevertheless, Bien Hoa, Gia Dinh, and Dinh Tuong were important to Vietnam, Vietnam wanted to ma... ... middle of paper ... ...s-peace-accords-inspire-reunion.html 羅長山:《越南傳統文化與民間文學》,雲南:雲南人民出版社版。 “Exhibition showcases wartime ao dai” , Viet Nam News, 23 November,2013. Accessed 26 April,2014. http://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/248021/exhibition-showcases-wartime-ao-dai.html “Ao dai shows fail to impress”, Viet Nam News, 19 April,2014. Accessed 26 April,2014. http://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/253854/ao-dai-shows-fail-to-impress.html “VN, Italy to present fashion fusion”, Viet Nam News, 15 November,2013. Accessed 26 April,2014. http://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/247642/vn-italy-to-present-fashion-fusion.html The Vietnamese Writing System, Accessed 26 April,2014. http://www.cjvlang.com/Writing/writviet/writviet.html “New alphabet case takes curious turn” , Viet Nam News, 13 August,2011. Accessed 26 April,2014. http://vietnamnews.vn/society/214346/new-alphabet-case-takes-curious-turn.html

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