North Vietnam

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North 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 the country of Vietnam.

North Vietnamese adj. & n.

North Vietnam

(Placename) a region of N Vietnam, on the Gulf of Tonkin: an independent Communist state from 1954 until 1976. Area: 164 061 sq km (63 344 sq miles)

North′ Vietnam′

the part of Vietnam north of the 17th parallel; a separate state 1954–75; now part of reunified Vietnam. Compare South Vietnam, Vietnam.
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Noun1.North Vietnam - 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
Annam, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Viet Nam, Vietnam - a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
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