On this day September 2, 1945

Vietnam declares its independence, forming the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa) was a country on the northern half of Vietnam. It was proclaimed by Hồ Chí Minh in Hà Nội on September 2, 1945 with a declaration of independence, following the August Revolution, as a communist provisional government.

It gathered Tonkin and Annam, provinces of the French Indochina. North Vietnam won the Second Indochina War, which is referred to outside the region as the “Vietnam Conflict”, the “war in Viet Nam” , or more simply, “Vietnam”. The government of North Vietnam took over South Vietnam and it became the larger Vietnam that exists today with the same political system and organization.

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