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A website focused on the unique history, traditions and culture of the Vietnamese monarchy, particularly under the Nguyen Dynasty
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         Vietnam, as any proud Vietnamese native can tell you, has a much longer and more glorious history than the three decades of war in the 20th Century which acquainted most people in the world with Southeast Asia. The Vietnamese have a history, stretching back for thousands of years, as an advanced, prosperous and highly civilized king-dom. Theirs was a nation of brave, innovative warriors, women generals, great scholars and revered poet kings.
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The Road to Unity
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Road to French Rule
The Year of 3 Kings
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Twilight of the Nguyen
Vietnam in WW2
The Bao Dai Solution
Viet Nam De Quoc
First Indochina War
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Portraits of the Major Nguyen Emperors
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         According to tradition, the nation of Vietnam was founded by the Hung kings, thousands of years ago, the children of a dragon and a fairy, the parents of all successive generations of Vietnamese. This gave the Viet people their proud title of "the children of the dragon". It was always an agrarian kingdom, but one always in conflict with conquerors.
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         The Vietnamese spent centuries fighting off Chinese invasions and even threw back the "unbeatable" Mongols of Kublai Kahn. Under the leadership of their 15 major dynasties, the Viets marched south in a conquest that was so rapid and successful, the people became divided, with the Trinh in the north and the Nguyen in the south. After the death of the last Emperor of the Le dynasty, and the period of rule by the Tay Son, Vietnam was united as we know it today by the
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How Vietnam was Lost
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The First President
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Christ the King Page
The Auger of Peace
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Christ in Old Vietnam
The Colonial Nguyen
Emperor Thanh Thai
Why Vietnam?
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Empress Nam Phuong
Neo Viet Colonialism
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last of their imperial houses, the Nguyen-Phuc.
          The Nguyen Dynasty established "Nam Viet", later Viet Nam, in 1802 under the first Emperor Gia Long, who took his name from the ancient name of Ha Noi, Thanh Long, and the ancient name for Saigon, Gia Dinh, to show
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that the country was firmly united from north to south. His successors further established the "Great South" as a major power, but their rule was cut short by the arrival of French colonialism.
          The Nguyen continued their nominal rule until 1945 when Communist revolutionaries brought an end to the ancient Vietnamese monarchy and set the stage for one of the most tragic and violent periods in modern history.
This website is written by Joseph A. Crisp II and dedicated to Our Lady of Lavang. May our Holy Mother intercede for the people of Vietnam, be with them always and bring them peace.
(The music playing is Dang Dan Cung, the imperial anthem of the Nguyen Dynasty.)
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