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Vietnam Timeline

  • Jan 1, 939

    Independence

    Independence
    Vietnam gains indpendence from China.
  • Nov 19, 1279

    China Invasion

    China Invasion
    China launches new invasion of Vietnam but is driven back.
  • Nov 19, 1407

    Reinvasion

    China reinvades Vietnam successfully.
  • Nov 23, 1428

    Vietnamese

    Vietnamese
    The Vietnamese finally drive China out.
  • Vietnam Divided

    Vietnam Divided
    Vietnamese is finally divided between Trinh in North and Nguyen in South.
  • French

    French
    The French invade Vietnam.
  • Cochin China

    Cochin China
    The French establish protectorate of Cochin China.
  • Cambodia

    Cambodia
    French merge Vietnam and Cambodia to form French Indochina.
  • Laos

    Laos
    The French add Laos to their territory of French Indochina.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Known as Second Indochina War. September 26, 1959 to April 30, 1975. South Vietnam vs North Vietnam. US was allies with South Vietnam.