Definition of "vietnam" []

  • A republic in SE Asia: an ancient empire, conquered by France in the 19th century; occupied by Japan (1940–45) when the Communist-led Vietminh began resistance operations that were continued against restored French rule after 1945. In 1954 the country was divided along the 17th parallel, establishing North Vietnam (under the Vietminh) and South Vietnam (under French control), the latter becoming the independent Republic of Vietnam in 1955. From 1959 the country was dominated by war between the Communist Vietcong, supported by North Vietnam, and the South Vietnamese government; increasing numbers of US forces were brought to the aid of the South Vietnamese army until a peace agreement (1973) led to the withdrawal of US troops; further fighting led to the eventual defeat of the South Vietnamese government in March 1975 and in 1976 an elected National Assembly proclaimed the reunification of the country. Official language: Vietnamese. Religion: Buddhist majority. Currency: dong. Capital: Hanoi. Pop: 92 477 857 (2013 est). Area: 331 041 sq km (127 816 sq miles) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "vietnam" in a sentence
  • "Plot summary: A platoon in vietnam is about to be over-run when they are abducted, and brought to a world that is growing some galactic narcotic."
  • "Former Army MP: and was in vietnam, killing commies for no reason other than evil GOPevil ... looks like IV may get the shaft on this one."
  • "Preston kathy the gop does not want to leave irac or afghanistan oil is more important then military lives i know friends that say we lost 57000 lives in vietnam we only lost 4000 in irac to my way of thinking one life is to many the gop kmw we can not win this war vietnam veteran speely"
  • "How long did a radio operator last in vietnam - once he got off the helo –"
  • "When we did this in vietnam the insurgents went along."