Vietnam, officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, in Southeast Asia. It borders China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and Malaysia across the South China Seas to the southeast. Its capital city has been Hanoi since the reunification of North and South Vietnam in 1975.
Following World War II; after the Japanese occupation in the 1940's, the Vietnamese fought French rule in the First Indochina War, eventually expelling the French in 1954. Thereafter, Vietnam was divided politically into two rival states, North and South Vietnam. Conflict between the two sides intensified in what is known as the Vietnam War. The war ended with a North Vietnamese victory in 1975.
In March, 1963, Tony Stark was caught and held captive by communist terrorist Wong-Chu, but, with Professor Yinsen's help, he forged the first Iron Man Armor and managed to escape from his captors.
Captain America traveled to Vietnam to challenge General Wo and demand the release of helicopter pilot Jim Baker. After they both managed to defeat the General and his Viet Cong army, they escaped using the General's private jet.
Iron Man returned after some time to help the US Military test out bullets which chase their targets, however he was asked to help the military deal with the Communists' newest scientist: Half-Face, who was holed up in a castle atop Hill 38, not far from their position. After having defeated Iron Man, Half-Face instructed Titanium Man to destroy a small village, but, as he wandered the village, he found that his wife and child now lived there; so he decided to change his ways and helped Iron Man knock out the Titanium Man.
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- Dien Bien Phu
- Hill 38
- Ho Chi Minh City
- Lycée Albert Sarraut
- Tay Ninh Province
- Temple of the Priests of Pama
- The Vietnam War
- Appearances of Vietnam
- Minor Appearances of Vietnam
- Media Vietnam was Mentioned in
- Location Gallery: Vietnam
- Images related to Vietnam
- Marvel Staff members who were born in Vietnam