History of Vietnam (Aman, Sam & Ashlyn)


The first Europeans to visit Vietnam


Vietnam comes in contact with Europe and it begins with Portuguese sailors.

Nguyen lords successfully expand their rule

1600 - 1700

The south lords expand into the Mekong Delta.

French Envasion


In 1858, this military action causes Vietnam to become a French colony.

Japanese forces invade Vietnam

1939 - 1945

During World War 2 a communist group lead by Ho Chi Minh resisted the Japanese until the Japanese were defeated in 1945.

Vietnam war

1959 - 1973

The U.S and Australia support south Vietnam but north Vietnam takes over Vietnam in 1975.

Governments new policy


The government thinks that the growth of industries and tourism will help the country strengthen the economy.