Is Vietnam still Communist?


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Vietnam is still a Communist country. Vietnam declared itself an independent state in 1955, removing itself completely from French rule after defeating French troops the year before. There were many civil conflicts inside the country before the entire area was under Communist control, including the Vietnam War in the 1960s.

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There are currently 58 provinces inside the country, each of them ruled by the Communist state. The country is densely populated and has until recently fought a very slow growing economy, which was brought about due to the numerous wars and loss of backing from the old Soviet Bloc. Vietnam is currently on track to become one of the top growing economies by 2025. It is speculated that the country may even surpass Norway and Singapore by 2050.

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