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Vietnam, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Viet Nam, Annam(noun)
a communist state in Indochina on the South China Sea; achieved independence from France in 1945
Origin: The name Vietnam or Việt Nam is a variation of "Nam Việt" (南越; pinyin: Nányuè; literally Southern Việt), a name that can be traced back to the Trieu dynasty of the 2nd century BC. The word Việt originated as a shortened form of Bách Việt (百越; pinyin: Bǎiyuè), a word applied to a group of peoples then living in southern China and Vietnam.
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The world is watching especially those destination countries whose demand drives the trade — Viet Nam and China. There is an urgent need to implement the full provisions of the measures agreed by CITES Parties and to close those cross-border markets in Viet Nam that service Chinese consumers, failure to do so means the future outlook for Africa ’s rhinos remains very bleak.
Former secretary of state George Shultz, reflecting on forty years of United States foreign policy from 1970 to the present, said, “When I think about all the money we spent on bombs and munitions, and our failures in Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanistan and other places around the world . . . Instead of advancing our agenda using force, we should have instead built schools and hospitals in these countries, improving the lives of their children. By now, those children would have grown into positions of influence, and they would be grateful to us instead of hating us.” Excerpt From: Daniel J. Levitin. “The Organized Scienceof Mind
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