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== == Vietnam is located in the southeastern extremity of the Indochinese peninsula and occupies about 331,688 square kilometers, of which about 25 % was under cultivation in 1987. It borders the Gulf of Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, and South China Sea, alongside China, Laos, and Cambodia. The S-shaped country has a north-to-south distance of 1,650 kilometers and is about 50 kilometers wide at the narrowest point. With a coastline of 3,260 kilometers, excluding islands, Vietnam claims 12 nautical miles as the limit of its territorial waters, an additional 12 nautical miles as a contiguous customs and security zone, and 200 nautical miles as an exclusive economic zone.

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How did the geography of Vietnam benefit the people in Vietnam?

They knew the land And used it to their advantage with the mix of guerrilla war fare the united states had no chance.

Why was the geography of Vietnam an issue for American soldiers in Vietnam?

Geography is always part of the formula for war. It used to be called METT (Mission, Enemy, Time, and Terrain with terrain being the Geograpy portion). Therefore Vietnam was no different than any other war in regards to geography. If anything "geography" was no longer an issue...the helicopter took care of that. For the first time in man's history, he could now do battle anywhere anytime all the time! Thanks to the mobility of the chopper.

What was one way the geography of Vietnam affected the outcome of the Vietnam War?

The answer is like, so easy, people who don't know this would be very stupid.

What is the geography of North Vietnam compared to South Vietnam?

Only a US Airman can answer that question; they flew over it while fighting their air war; the rest of the US servicemen fought in SOUTH Vietnam. not true, people live there

What countries in Indochina are dominated by communism?

China, Laos and Vietnam. You're welcome in advance for my expertise in geography. =P =)

Geography of qin dynasty?

most of china including some of Korea and Vietnam it was bigger than china now days

What are some similarities between Vietnam and the US?

Vietnam is on the coast; the US has a coast. Other than that, Vietnam is located directly due west of Central America, well below the US boundary. Vietnam has some of the heat and humidity of the state of Louisiana and the geography of California (mountains, marshlands, rivers, deltas, etc.).

What was the land like during the Vietnam War?

The geography varied depending on where you were. The Mekong Delta was quite different from the area around the DMZ.

What effect did the geography of Vietnam have on the Vietnam war?

In terms of the jungle, it made the Vietnamese (north Vietnam) very hard to find and kill (from the USA's perspective). This was one of the reasons for the Vietnamese or 'Vietcong' winning the war - along with their incredible resilience and determination towards the future of Vietnam. In terms of effects on the war; it was one of the factors for USA losing.

Why us lost in Vietnam war?

Flow of men/material couldn't be stemmed. War couldn't be isolated due to geography/communist superpowers. The USA was not beaten by the Communists in Vietnam. For example, in December 1972, American B-52s were bombing North Vietnam and there was very little North Vietnam could do about it. The USA gave up on the inept and corrupt government of South Vietnam. South Vietnam was unable to defend itself, as South Korea has since 1953.

What is an example of geopolitics?

Geopolitics is the investigation of the impact of human and physical geography on international politics and relations. The most popular example of geopolitics is the Vietnam war.

Which labeled memorial honors veterans of war?

If you are referring to Washington D.C. AKA daily geography week 23, i believe it is :Vietnam Veterans Memorial

How did the geography of Vietnam influence the outcome of the Vietnam War?

Good question. Unlike Vietnam, Korea was a peninsula, and the US Navy could prevent the North Koreans/Red Chinese from bypassing the Korean DMZ. The Vietnamese DMZ could and was bypassed by the Ho Chi Minh Trail which went through Cambodia and Laos, and it was impossible to close this land route into South Vietnam.

How did the geography of Vietnam affect the fighting in Vietnam?

it was effected by the ho chi min trail. this ran through vietnam, laos and cambodia and was the vietcongs lifeline. they used it to get soldiers and supplies from to place to place safely Also, Vietnam has many dense forests and jungles. This gave troops good hiding places. The terrain was hilly and mountainous. Many mines were hidden in the ground.

What lesson do Vietnam children learn at school?

I am Vietnamese person so I know what do Vietnam children learn at school. We learn Vietnamese(speaking, listening, wirting and reading), history, art, PE, computer, music, maths, geography and science.

What challenge did the geography of Vietnam pose to American soldiers?

A major problem about going to Vietnam was because the entire country is jungle and at that time, the US. didn't have very much experience in jungle warfare. Plus the heat and humidity was also a big factor.

What is difference between geography and systemetic geography?

geography is geography

Which are included in the five subfields of geography?

Human geographyPhysical geography

What is the scope and subject matter of geography?

scope of geography is the range of subjects in which are covered by geography as a discipline. subject matter of geography is the all about geography or parts of geography, for example topical or physical geography and regional o human geography.

How many types of geography are there and what are they?

3 and they are; >Environmental geography.>Physical geography.>Human geography.

What are the sub-branches of geography?

sub branches of geography are climatology,political geography,settlement geography,economic geography,geomorphology,mathematical geography,cartography and etc.

What is the other type of geography other than physical geography and environmental geography?

The other geography is called Human Geography, the study of humans and their interaction with the land. It includes the subcategory of cultural geography. Human geography is also called Social geography.

What has the author John Luke Gallup written?

John Luke Gallup has written: 'The wage labor market and inequality in Vietnam in the 1990s' -- subject(s): Income distribution, Labor market 'Geography and economic development' -- subject(s): Econometric models, Economic development, Economic geography

What is one important landform in Vietnam?

Is "landform" a geography question? If so, then South Vietnam had the Mekong Delta in the southern tip, the Central Highlands above the delta, and standard hilly countryside north of the highlands. The coastline was like any other coastline on earth, sandy beaches.