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Unit 6: Modern World History

Lesson B: 20th Century Global Politics - Decolonization

Activity 2: Locating Vietnam

Directions: Study the map and think about the location of Vietnam and then answer the questions that follow.


map of vietnam

World Map Showing Vietnam in Red [1]

map of vietnam

Close Up of Vietnam [2]


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Written Activity - Notebook

In your notebook, respond to the following questions:

  • Identify the countries that surround Vietnam.
  • The entire east coast of Vietnam borders major bodies of water. Predict the impact of the geography of Vietnam on economic and political development following independence.


Link Icon To learn more about the history of Vietnam go to http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/4130.htm and review the History section.


Page Notes:

[1] Source: This image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vietnam_in_Asia.svg is in the public domain.

[2] Source: This image from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vietnam-CIA_WFB_Map.png is in the public domain.