From 939 to 1945, Vietnam history experienced autonomous and wealthy feudal Vietnamese dynasties from Dinh Dynasty to Nguyen Dynasty. Yet, in late dynastic period, internal disorders along with French intrigue resulted in the French invasion in Vietnam.
Republican period (from 1945) in Vietnam history saw a series of revolts and battles against French colonists and American Empire. With Geneva Conference and Paris Peace Accords, Vietnam War ended and Vietnam completely regained its autonomy.
History of Vietnam from late 1850s to 1949 witnessed two invasions of French and Japan, along with many uprisings and campaigns of Vietnamese patriots. At the same time, Democratic Republic of Vietnam came into being, Ho Chi Minh as president.
Ngo Dinh Diem was selected to lead the government in South Vietnam by the U.S in 1955. Diem regime was strongly anti-communism and French connection. He was one of the few prominent Vietnamese nationalist who could claim both attributes.
The period from 1858 to 1945 is seen the important transitional period of Vietnam history. The period witnessed bloody fights of Vietnamese patriots against French colonists and Japanese fascists to regain the independence and liberation for the nation.
Vietnam history in the period 1945-1954 witnessed the glorious victories of Vietnamese nation against the French colonists to regain the independence marking the collapse of the colonialism in Indochina and all over the world.
During more than 80 years under the French domination, Vietnam experienced many hard fights to regain the independence. The Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam of Ho Chi Minh had marked independencefor the Vietnamese nation.