At the time, the southern part of Vietnam was under the backing of the United States. As such, the reunification election did not happen. The southern part of Vietnam has always been independent. This independence was from May of 1954.
Is North and South Vietnam still separated?
The Vietnam War’s north-south division officially ended 31 years ago. … Vast cultural differences divide the former republics of North and South Vietnam. Hanoi is as far from Ho Chi Minh City, the former Saigon, as New York City is from Atlanta.
What happened to the South Vietnamese?
The South Vietnamese stronghold of Saigon (now known as Ho Chi Minh City) falls to People’s Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong on April 30, 1975. The South Vietnamese forces had collapsed under the rapid advancement of the North Vietnamese.
Is Vietnam a free country?
Freedom in the World — Vietnam Country Report
Vietnam is rated Not Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House’s annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Is Vietnam still communist?
Government of Vietnam
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a one-party state. A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, replacing the 1975 version. The central role of the Communist Party was reasserted in all organs of government, politics and society.