|Exclusive economic zone||417,663 km2 (161,261 sq mi)|
How does Vietnam’s shape affect it?
Country Shapes. Vietnam is 1200 miles long by 150 miles wide. Its size makes it very difficult for one government to rule. … The north end of Vietnam’s location made it much more open to influence Communist China, making the Vietnam War inevitable.
What is the terrain in Vietnam?
Vietnam’s northern terrain is mostly mountainous or hilly, with some highland areas covered by a thick green blanket of jungle (about half the total land area). The Red River Delta and coastal plains in the lowland part of the North are heavily populated and intensively cultivated (almost entirely by rice fields).
What are the highest lowest points in Vietnam?
Geography of Vietnam
|Highest point||Fansipan 3,144 metres (10,315 ft)|
|Lowest point||Vietnam East Sea 0 metres (0 ft)|
|Longest river||Đồng Nai river (longest inland river) 586 kilometres (364 mi)|
|Largest lake||Ba Bể Lake 6.5 square kilometres (2.5 sq mi)|
What is the old name of Vietnam?
Names of Vietnam
|1887–1954||Đông Dương (Bắc Kỳ, Trung Kỳ, Nam Kỳ)|
|from 1945||Việt Nam|
Is Vietnam an elongated state?
Vietnam is also an elongated state, which has battled numerous attempts by other countries to divide it, such as the 20-year Vietnam War, where first French and then U.S. forces tried unsuccessfully to keep the southern part of the nation separated from the north.
What is Vietnam called today?
|Socialist Republic of Vietnam Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam (Vietnamese)|
|Government||Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist republic|
|• General Secretary||Nguyễn Phú Trọng|
|• President||Nguyễn Xuân Phúc|
What dangers did American soldiers face in Vietnam?
Discipline problems and ‘fragging’
Disillusionment with the war was coupled with psychological trauma. Most US soldiers who had spent time ‘in country’ had seen fellow servicemen, sometimes their friends, killed or disfigured by sniper fire, mines or booby traps.