About National Geographic Countries of the World: Vietnam
Discover Vietnam, the easternmost nation on the Indochina Peninsula. Take note of Vietnam’s economy, which in 2006 boasted the fastest growth rate in Southeast Asia. Learn about the legacy of the Vietnam War; and why America deployed large numbers of troops in South Vietnam between 1954 and 1973. Feel the heat of Vietnam’s tropical monsoon climate, with humidity averaging 84% throughout the year.
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Jen Green received a doctorate from the University of Sussex in 1982. She worked in publishing for 15 years and is now a full-time author who has written more than 150 books for children on art, natural history, geography, the… More about Jen Green