South Vietnam


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South Vietnam

A former country of southeast Asia. It existed from 1954, after the fall of the French at Dien Bien Phu, to 1975, when the South Vietnamese government collapsed at the end of the Vietnam War. It is now part of Vietnam.

South Vietnamese adj. & n.

South Vietnam

n
(Placename) a former republic (1955–76) occupying the S of present-day Vietnam on the South China Sea and the Gulf of Thailand

South′ Vietnam′


n.
a former country in SE Asia that comprised Vietnam south of the 17th parallel; a separate state 1954–75; now part of reunified Vietnam. Cap.: Ho Chi Minh City. Compare North Vietnam, Vietnam.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.South Vietnam - a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when it was defeated and annexed by North VietnamSouth Vietnam - a former country in southeastern Asia that existed from 1954 (after the defeat of the French at Dien Bien Phu) until 1975 when it was defeated and annexed by North Vietnam
Annam, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Viet Nam, Vietnam - a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
Translations

South Vietnam

nVietnam m du Sud, Viêt-Nam m du Sud

South Vietnam

nVietnam m del Sud
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