Gio Linh on Highway QL1 lies on the southern edge of what was the DMZ, or demilitarized zone separating North and South Vietnam.
The border is the Sino-Vietnamese border, where fighting broke out in March, 1979 between China and Vietnam, 4 years after the victory over South Vietnam and 4 months after the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia. The Chinese were victorious but withdrew, and failed to stop the Cambodian incursion.* The better known border is the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) along the 38th Parallel separating North Korea from South Korea.
South Vietnamese Army personnel were called ARVNs and South Viet civilians were called "Viet Nationals" (short for South Vietnamese citizens).
The United States where fighting the North Vietnamese Army to deter communism in South Vietnam. The Chinese also were a part of the conflict however not so much as a direct entity as a funding source for the NVA.
Divided at the 17th parallel in 54/55.
The South Vietnamese referred to Communists LIVING in "South Vietnam" as the Viet Cong. Not to be confused with enemy soldiers entering South Vietnam FROM North Vietnam, the NVA (North Viet Army).
Only North Dakota shares a border with Canada.
North against South Vietnamese.
He Sent them to Help The South Vietnamese Against The North Vietnamese
The north wanted to conquer the south (and did).
The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong had been using Laos and Cambodia as a safe haven from which to attack Americans in South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese would cross from Laos into South Vietnam, attack, and then hurry back across the Laotian border when US forces started after them. Supply lines from North Vietnam to its forces in the south also ran through Laos and Cambodia, just over the border from South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese knew the US would respect the border, so they did not. The Laotian and Cambodian governments were not powerful enough to halt this abuse of their territory. Its very similar to the situation in Afghanistan today, with enemy forces hiding out in Pakistan, just over the border, and crossing into Afghanistan to attack, then scurrying back over the border.
The north won.
North & South Korean Armistice (Truce) in 1953. North Vietnamese Victory in 1975.
The closest place to the southern US border is Mexico, which happens to be in North America, just like the US is. The continent that borders North America is South America.
What happened to the NORTH Vietnamese? Or what happened to the SOUTH Vietnamese people?
North Vietnamese money or South Vietnamese money? There were two countries.
The North was fighting the US; the South was allied to the US.