S: VIETNAM: The Hidden Charm
BC: Jarin Bias Global Studies B Block
FC: _____________________________ | The Socialist Republic of Vietnam
1: Intro Into Vietnam Vietnam was under French rule from 1858. It gained its independence after World War II in 1954. Vietnam became a communist country after the French's defeat. Vietnam has a population of 89 million. It's capital is Hanoi and its largest city is Ho Chi Minh. Its national language is Vietnamese and its nation religion is Buddhism. The main exports of Vietnam are petroleum, rice, coffee, clothing, and fish. People who live in Vietnam have a life expectancy of 73 yrs. (men) and 77 yrs. (women)
2: Transporation Cars are expensive so most people travel on bikes or motorcycles. | Agriculture Farmers go to open markets to sell their produce. There aren't any grocery store to buy produce. | Transportation
3: Media Television is delivered mainly through the main network Vietnamese Television (VTV). The government has a very tight control of what gets broadcasted. | News Vietnam is considering re-submitting a high speed railway project to the Nation Assembly of Vietnam in three yrs., after it was rejected a yr. ago
4: Recreation Soccer is the most popular sport in Vietnam along with volleyball, badminton, wrestling, bicycling, chess, and dominoes. In Vietnamese cities parks, coffee shops and dancing are also enjoyed.
5: Food Food in Vietnam includes a mix of cultural influences. North Vietnamese food is mainly composed of stir fried food and noodles. In the middle of the country there are a lot of farmers and produce. South Vietnam has a lot of exotic foods and spices. | Daily Life Most people in Vietnam make a living by farming and work from early day to midday with a rest period in between
6: Vietnamese Artifacts
7: Ceramics Vietnamese ceramics were heavily influenced by Chinese and Cambodian cultures. Vietnamese who made ceramics incorporated these styles while at the same time using innovating new styles
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