What was Vietnam originally called?
Names of Vietnam
|1887–1954||Đông Dương (Bắc Kỳ, Trung Kỳ, Nam Kỳ)|
|from 1945||Việt Nam|
|History of Vietnam|
What was the former name for Vietnam who colonized it?
Indochina, also called (until 1950) French Indochina or French Indochine Française, the three countries of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia formerly associated with France, first within its empire and later within the French Union.
Who was the colonial leader of Vietnam?
Ho Chi Minh (1890–1969) Vietnamese Communist leader who led Viet Minh forces in opposing French rule and became the first president of North Vietnam in 1954. He also led the North during the Vietnam War until his death. Napoleon III (1808–1873) Emperor of France during the beginning of its colonial rule over Vietnam.
Who invaded Vietnam first?
1075 – The government begins to use examinations to select minor officials. 1225 – The Tran Dynasty begins. 1258 – The Mongols first invade Vietnam, but are driven back. 1400 – The Ho Dynasty Begins.
Who discovered Vietnam?
A century later, the Portuguese were the first Europeans to enter the area. France established its influence early in the 19th century, and within 80 years it conquered the three regions into which the country was then divided? Cochin-China in the south, Annam in the central region, and Tonkin in the north.
Who led North Vietnam during the Vietnam War?
|Democratic Republic of Vietnam Việt Nam Dân chủ Cộng hòa|
|• 1945–1969||Hồ Chí Minh|
|• 1969–1976||Tôn Đức Thắng|