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Vietnam’s current GDP is 171.39 billion in U.

S dollars, which is also their highest GPD in
history. Its lowest GPD was 6.30 billion around 1990. Its preceding GDP had been 155.82 and
compared to the current number it is significant. Vietnamese is the primary language in Vietnam,
spoken by over 91% of the population of Vietnam, which is also similar to Khmer language and
shares some characteristics with Chinese language. They also use the Latin alphabet and it’s what
distinguishes their language from others. The dominant ethnic group in Vietnam are Vietnamese,
also known as Kinh. The Vietnamese culture is greatly influenced by the Chinese culture and
customs due to their prior history.
Their main exports are broadcasting equipment and crude petroleum, which together
make up 17.4 percent of their total exports. The average household income is of about 150
dollars in Vietnam, which is considered poor. Their currency is Vietnamese dong. 1 Vietnamese
dong is equivalent to 0.000047 U.S dollar. The literacy rate in Vietnam is 93.4%. The classes in
Vietnam are of around 30 to 38 students each class. The school system is of 12 years. Children
from 3 to 6 years of age attend pre-primary school. In primary school, the system is divided into
two phases, from grade 1 to 3 and are taught morality along with the six basic subjects. Phase
two also consists of morality but includes 9 other basic subjects. In Vietnam, after primary
school, students can decide between professional training, which is approximately two years or
continue on to Secondary school for four years. After secondary school, they have high school,
which lasts up to three years and end at eighteen years of age. In order to graduate, they must
take the National Graduation Examination, which is worth 10 points and consists of 6 subjects.
Around the end of January through the beginning of February, the weather in Vietnam is
rainy and cloudy. The temperatures range from 64 degrees Fahrenheit to 71. The Gulf of
Thailand, Gulf of Tonkin, China, Laos, and Cambodia are countries that border Vietnam.
Vietnam’s government is communist, one of the few communist countries in the world. The
General Secretary is in charge of controlling administrative and executive functions. Their
president is the head of state and commander of their military. Some of the greatest authors in
Vietnam are Nguyen Cong Hoan, Vu Trong Phung, Nguyen Tuan, and Nam Cao. Some of their
greatest artists include Pham Duy, Trinh Cong Son, and Khanh Ly, known for their music and
lyrics after the Vietnam War. A mixture of the religions Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism
known as Tam Giáo. Nevertheless, the main religion practiced by most Vietnamese is
Vietnamese Buddhism. Vietnamese Cuisine is divided into three types of food depending on
what part of Vietnam it comes from, North, South, or Central. It consists of a lot of vegetables
and rice, accompanied by soy sauce and fish sauce. The flavors that come with their food are
mostly sweet and spicy. One of the main meats they prepare, often raw, is beef. Unlike before in
history during medieval times when women weren’t allowed to even attend school, women in
Vietnam today have the same rights as men and are even part of their government. Many of
women have been elected as government officials within the last century. The median age in
Vietnam is 27.4.