This board is about the south-eastern, country of Asia, called Vietnam.
The people are as interesting as the country itself.
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Arts: This is a material made naturally for mollusks, yet in Vietnam is used like wood for wood work, which Vietnam is known for. Other popular things are wood block art, weaving, and mosaics.
Religion: Nearly all Vietnamese people idol their ancestors, and believe that the lives of the living hang on the dead. Altars are commonly made to honor the dead with flowers and fruits and maybe a picture of the deceased.
Government: The populated skyline of Hanoi, Vietnam. It is the capital of the country and is home to the communist government buildings and government officials, similar to Washington, D.C.
History: The Vietnam war is the war with the biggest american war loss to date and is known because it is the war America lost. Beginning in 1957 and ending in 1975, It had many new inventions such as napalm bombs.
Student Choice (the People): This map shows the basic regions of Vietnam, It separates them into colors. As of 2013, there was 89,708,900 people with a growth rate of 1%, 32% of the people lived in cities. The largest cities are Hanoi and Saigon, and the majority populated areas are the Red River Delta area and Mekong River Delta area.
History: The Vietnam flag was made of yellow and red on November 30th 1955, red symbolizing luck and happiness as well as revolution and the struggle for liberty, and yellow for royalty, the star shape represents socialist ideals. Other historical events would be April 30th, 1975: Liberation day, and September 2: National Day, Ho chi Minh declared independence
Government: Prime Minister of the country: Nguyen Tan Dung. He is the head of government, appointed by the president: Truong Tan Sang, whom of which is elected by popular vote.
Student Choice (Geography): Vietnam has beautiful mountains and highlands, and lots of green. There is heavy rainfall in most areas, the south is often tropical, may to september is hot rainy and october to march is hot, humid, and dry, winter in the north never reaches freezing, and temperatures are often above 84 degrees.
Student Choice (the People): Being a land of wetness, high land and deltas, Vietnam has very good looking streams of water. 86% of the people are Kinh (aka Vietnamese) while some minority groups are: Khmer, Tay, Thai, Muong peoples, and more than 50 highland minority groups (has its own language and culture for each, they live in a lot of the mountains).
Student Choice (Geography): The map geographical elevation map of Vietnam. It is slightly larger than New Mexico and Norway, it is about 1,000 miles north to south, and the north and south deltas are separated by high lands. Vietnam’s area is 127,881 square miles.