Associations to the word «Vietnam»

Wiktionary

VIETNAM, proper noun. A country in Southeast Asia, on the east coast of the Indochina Peninsula, officially named Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
VIETNAM, proper noun. The Vietnam War.
VIETNAM, noun. A long war which a dominating foreign occupier of a place (the site of the war) cannot win.
VIETNAM WAR, proper noun. The war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia between 1955 and 1975 between South Vietnam (backed by the United States and SEATO) and North Vietnam aiding the South Vietnamese communist guerilla army known as the Vietcong (supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union) for the struggle for total Communist control of Vietnam as one state.

Dictionary definition

VIETNAM, noun. A communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945.
VIETNAM, noun. 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.

Wise words

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