Category:North Vietnam

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The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV ; Vietnamese : Việt Nam Dân chủ Cộng hòa / Việt Nam Dân quốc), generally known as North Vietnam, was a socialist republic in Southeast Asia, comprising nominally all of Vietnam from September 2, 1945 to December 18, 1946. The communist Viet Minh ("League for the Independence of Vietnam") controlled areas of Vietnam between December 18, 1946 to July 20, 1954 and the northern half of what is now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam between July 20, 1954 and July 2, 1976. The state was first proclaimed by Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi in 1945, and established formally in the eyes of the West following the 1954 Geneva Conference at the end of the First Indochina War. North and South Vietnam were reunited in 1976.