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  • n. a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when South Vietnam collapsed at the end of the Vietnam War

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Examples

  • Defense Department, 483 American troops are still unaccounted for in what was called North Vietnam; another 882 in South Vietnam, about 1,365.

    CNN Transcript Jun 24, 2007

  • In Southeast Asia, the United States started bombing an obscure country called North Vietnam that most Americans couldn't locate on a map.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • In a 1995 interview with The Wall Street Journal, Bui Tin, a member of the North Vietnamese general staff who in 1975 personally received the unconditional surrender of South Vietnam, called North Vietnam's losses in Tet "staggering."

    PrairiePundit

  • And in a socialized country such as North Vietnam, a good many peasants were engaged in supporting the war effort by producing food.

    On Yankee Station

  • It is dedicated to the 'old lady who lives in the village of Naah Ngang, in the Thanh Hoa province of North Vietnam which is unfortunately near a strategically important bridge. '

    Vietnam: The Turning Point

  • After one of those meetings, Humphrey worked up good language for a speech about stopping the bombing in North Vietnam.

    The Good Fight

  • Since 1969, mail for the POWs had been brought in and out of North Vietnam every month by American visitors.

    Jane Fonda: The Truth About My Trip to Hanoi

  • Little known is the fact that almost 300 Americans -- journalists, diplomats, peace activists, professors, religious leaders and Vietnam Veterans themselves -- had been traveling to North Vietnam over a number of years in an effort to try and find ways to end the war.

    Jane Fonda: The Truth About My Trip to Hanoi

  • The lies distort the truth of why I went to North Vietnam and they perpetuate the myth that being anti-war means being anti-soldier.

    Jane Fonda: The Truth About My Trip to Hanoi

  • That these stories could be given credence shows how little people know of the realities in North Vietnam prisons at the time.

    Jane Fonda: The Truth About My Trip to Hanoi

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