1802- nguen anh becomes emperor symbolysing the unification of the country under ngugen dynasty.
1867- cochinchina (the south) becomes a french country.
1887-creation ot the indochina union including china, annam,tonkin, combodia and laos
1930- ho chi minh forms the vietnamese communist party
1945-vietnamese start a general popular insurrection. bao dai abdicates. ho chi minh declares independancein hanoi (sep 23)
1954-the french army is defeated at dien bien phu.
1961-kennedy decides to increase US military aid to south vietnam.
1974- paris peace treaty.
1975 (apr 30)- NLF troops enters saigaon.
1976- the socialist republic of vietnam is proclaimed.