GETTYVietnam gained independency in 1945
1. The Declaration had been made by Ho Chi Minh, who was President of North Vietnam from 1945-1969. He passed away to their nationwide Day, September 2, 1969
2. His demise was not announced until 48 hours later in order to prevent spoiling National Day festivities.
3. Vietnam is the world’s leading exporter of cashew nuts and black pepper.
4. From 1954 to 1975, significantly more than three million everyone was killed in the Vietnam War including 58, 000 Americans.
5. Vietnam never won a silver or bronze medal at the Olympics but features two silvers.
6. Gongs are widely used to phone kiddies to school in Vietnam.
7. A Vietnamese speciality is ruou ran, a rice wine with a pickled serpent inside it that's believed to cure all health problems.
8. From August 2006 to March 2007, the Vietnamese dong had been the world’s cheapest valued currency product. It is currently prior to the Iranian rial.