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Noun: Vietnam  ,vee,et'naam or ,vee,et'nam
  1. A prolonged war (1954-1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States
    - Vietnam War
     
  2. A communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
    - Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Viet Nam, Annam, Nam

Type of: Asian country, Asian nation, war, warfare

Part of: ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Indochina, Indochinese peninsula

Encyclopedia: Vietnam, Rep of South