What is the topography of Vietnam?

Vietnam is mainly hills and densely forested mountains. Most of its population lives on the 20% that is level ground: 40% of its 331,688 square kilometres is mountainous, and the remaining 40% is hills. Approximately 25% of land is under cultivation. war reduced that figure to 23% in 1980.

What was the Vietnam terrain like?

Vietnam’s northern terrain is mostly mountainous or hilly, with some highland areas covered by a thick green blanket of jungle (about half the total land area). The Red River Delta and coastal plains in the lowland part of the North are heavily populated and intensively cultivated (almost entirely by rice fields).

Is Vietnam still communist?

Government of Vietnam

The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a one-party state. A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, replacing the 1975 version. The central role of the Communist Party was reasserted in all organs of government, politics and society.

How safe is Vietnam?

All in all, Vietnam is an extremely safe country to travel in. The police keep a pretty tight grip and there are rarely reports of muggings, robberies or sexual assaults. Scams and hassles do exist, particularly in Hanoi, HCMC and Nha Trang (and to a lesser degree in Hoi An).

What is the climate and geography of Vietnam?

Weather and Climate in Vietnam. Vietnam’s climate is tropical in the south and monsoonal in the north with a hot, rainy season (May to September) and warm, dry season (October to March). … The north is mostly hot and humid and has a cool, dry winter from November to March and a wet summer between April and October.

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What dangers did American soldiers face in Vietnam?

Discipline problems and ‘fragging’

Disillusionment with the war was coupled with psychological trauma. Most US soldiers who had spent time ‘in country’ had seen fellow servicemen, sometimes their friends, killed or disfigured by sniper fire, mines or booby traps.

What is the old name of Vietnam?

Names of Vietnam

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1839–1945 Đại Nam
1887–1954 Đông Dương (Bắc Kỳ, Trung Kỳ, Nam Kỳ)
from 1945 Việt Nam
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