Vietnam

Karen G. 6th Period

Introduction

Vietnam is a wonderfull country. It's location is surrounded by Cambodia, China and Laos.

It has a terrain of low, flat delta in the south and north, Central highlands and hilly, mountains in the far north and northwest. Natural disasters includes occasional typhoons with extensive flooding, especially in the Mekong river delta. It's natural resources include phosphates, coal, manganese, rare earth elements, bauxite, chromate, offshore oil and gas deposits, timber and hydropower.

Slogan

"Vietnam, the hidden charm"

Geography

Vietnam is located bordering: The gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tokin, and the South China Sea. The countries it borders are China Laos and Cambodia. The country itself is slightly larger than New Mexico. It's climate is Tropical in the south; monsoonal in the north with hot ,rainy (during May to September) and warm and dry during October through March. It's geography includes low flat delta in the south and north; central highlands and hilly mountains in the far northwest.

People and culture

People who were born in Vietnam or live in Vietnam are called Vietnamese. The languages spoken in Vietnam include Vietnamese, English, some French, Chinese, and khmer. Vietnamese being the official language and english which is increasingly favored as a second language. The population in Vietnam is 92,477,857 (July 2013).


The religions in Vietnam are Buddhist, Catholic, Hoa Hao, cao dai, Protestant, and Muslim. There are many ethnic groups. They are Vietnamese, Tai, Thai, muong, Khmer, Mong, Nung, and others. The mean age in Vietnam is 28.7 years of age. The total years in school expectancy in Vietnam is 10 years.


The clothing in Vietnam is very important. Non royals wear clothing that is quite liberally

with only few restrictions on styles. For example, wearing yellow color in the Ly dynasty was tolerable since the Imperial clan wore red and white color. the four part dress is an example of an ancient dress that Vietnamese women wear.

Timeline

1954- Vietnamese forces occupy the French command post at Dien Bien Phu and the French commander orders his troops to cease fire. The battle had lasted 55 days.


1959-A specialized North Vietnamese Army unit, Group 559, is formed to create a supply route from North Vietnam to Vietcong forces in South Vietnam.


1961-President John F. Kennedy orders more help for the South Vietnamese government in its war against the Vietcong guerrillas.


1962-In Operation Chopper, helicopters flown by U.S. Army pilots ferry 1,000 South Vietnamese soldiers to sweep a NLF stronghold near Saigon.


1963-At the hamlet of Ap Bac, the Vietcong 514th Battalion and local guerrilla forces ambush the South Vietnamese Army's 7th division


1964-

American air power in Southeast Asia is massively reinforced. Two aircraft carriers arrive off the Vietnamese coast prompted by a North Vietnamese offensive in Laos.


January 1965- Vietcong forces mount a series of attacks across South Vietnam. They briefly seize control of Binh Gia, a village only 40 miles from Saigon.


February-

A Vietcong-placed bomb explodes in a hotel in Qui Nonh, killing 23 American servicemen.

February 10-

A Vietcong placed bomb explodes in an hotel killing 23 American servicemen.


March- After many delays , the first bombing raids of rolling thunder are flown.


Government and citizenship

According to the new Citizenship Law of Vietnam which came into effect on January 1st 1999, the Vietnamese Government still does not recognise dual nationality - any person with Vietnamese citizenship is regarded by the Vietnamese government firstly as a Vietnamese national. The only exception to this is where a person has formally renounced their Vietnamese citizenship.


Vietnamese citizenship can be acquired by birth or by application to the Vietnamese authorities. Any person born with at least one parent who is a Vietnamese citizen, whether the person was born in or outside Vietnam, is generally considered by Vietnamese law to be a Vietnamese citizen. Children of non-Vietnamese parents born in Vietnam are also eligible for Vietnamese nationality unless the parents choose otherwise. It is possible to relinquish Vietnamese citizenship but experience has shown this can take some time to finalise as it requires approval by the President.

Economy

Vietnam’s economic freedom score is 50.8, making its economy the 147th freest in the 2014 Index. Its score is 0.2 point worse than last year, reflecting declines in freedom from corruption, monetary freedom, and business freedom that outweigh improvements in labor freedom and fiscal freedom. Vietnam is ranked 33rd out of 42 countries in the Asia–Pacific region, and its overall score is lower than the world and regional averages.

Over the 20-year history of the Index, Vietnam has advanced its economic freedom score by about 9 points.


Improvements in seven of the 10 economic freedoms include gains in trade freedom, business freedom, and freedom from corruption, scores for which have advanced by 10 points or more. Reforms have included partial privatization of state-owned enterprises and increasing recognition of private property rights.

Company list

#1 Abbott International - with many people still sick from wars and other occasions this would be a great company to start in Vietnam. Abbott is a medical company. They investigate medicine. This company could help the medical growth in Vietnam.


#2 IBM- a company that creates computers. Computers are very helpful in daily lives. They can send faster emails and help with research. They can also be used for fun purposes I wanted to.


#3 UPS- UPS is a mail company. It could help with delivering packages. If an important letter or package needs to be send UPS is a fast way to send them. Mail companies can be very important in a normal life.


#4 Chevron- Chevron is an oil company. Oil is used to power cars and other vehicle. The more oil companies the more oil there is to fuel cars. This could help the transportation.


#5 Time Warner - Time warner is a company for internet, phone service, and TV cable. This company could help out with the phone service witch helps people communicate. It also gives internet or WiFi which can help people with their jobs, work, research, or just for entertainment. They could also help with the tv cable which could entertain people of all ages.