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Prehistory

Early States Chinese Dominance (207 BC - 939 AD) Ly Dynasty (979 - 1225) Tran Dynasty (1225 - 1400) Ming Occupation (1407 - 1428) Le Dynasty (1428 - 1789) The Tay Sons and the Nguyens (1771 - 1887) French Indochina (1887 - 1940)
  • 1887 - French Indochina unified. The Nguyens retain symbolic power, but all decrees come from Paris.
World War II and the Aftermath (1940 - 1954) The Vietnam War (1954 - 1975) Communist Vietnam (1975 - )
  • 1976 - Official reunification of Vietnam.
  • 1978 - Invasion and occupation of Cambodia.
  • 1979 - China stages an abortive invasion of Vietnam. USSR takes control of the naval base at Cam Ranh Bay.
  • 1989 - Withdrawal from Cambodia.
  • 1992 - New constitution ratified. Government signs a cooperative agreement with ASEAN.
  • 1994 - U.S. President Bill Clinton visits Vietnam and ends a 19-year U.S. trade embargo.
  • 1996 - National civil code goes into effect.
  • 2001 - Reformer Nong Duc Manh becomes Secretary-General.

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