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Why was Vietnam divided into two countries?

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May 28, 2010 5:33AM

The north was communist, the south was capitalist, which was determined by their supporter states, the USSR and the US after independence in 1954, however, this division was only meant to be temporary, with elections to re-unify the country.

During the Nguyen Dynasty, The Nguyen agreed to leave half of Vietnam to the French. South Vietnam's ownership was transferred to US, and Communist Government tried to take over South Vietnam, which they successfully did.