By Mason Varcoe
Maps of Vietnam
Based on this map it is evident that cotton is not a natural resources that is found in Vietnam. Therefore, it can be concluded that cotton is shipped in from another source country and assembled in Vietnam. Vietnam does have the ability to make synthetic fibers from other natural products.
In observation of this map and the physical map, we conclude that more people have settled on the coast instead of the central part of the country where the mountains are. People need access to water and food, which the coast will supply through fish, water, plants and trees.
Based off this physical map, it appears the mountains are in the central part of the country while the rest of the country is mostly coast.
One problem is that the United States has different laws pertaining to work conditions compared to Vietnam. Because it's cheaper to have Vietnamese workers make the clothes, many of the United States brands are imported. The problem is that the working conditions are not acceptable. They work 18 hour days for substantially less money and the environments may be very uncomfortable.