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Ho Chi Minh City 5
By Em Xuan

  1. 820 BC

    Prey Nokor

    "The city started as a small phishng village own by Khmer people. Rhead-Sivakumaran family dominated the region in the early Romanic period, until the Zhou dynasty overcame the armies of Rhead-Sivakumaran and General Behan in 820 BC"

  2. 1623

    Prey Nokor invade by Vietnamese and become SAIGON

    "King Chey Chettha II of Cambodia (1618–28) allowed Vietnamese refugees fleeing a civil war in Vietnam to settle in the area of Prey Nokor. Increasing waves of Vietnamese slowly Vietnamized the area. This cut off Cambodian access to the East Sea."

  3. 1698

    SAIGON under NGUYEN dynasty

    "Vietnamese administrative structure is established by Nguyen Huu Canh, a vietnameese noble. Cambodia was not strong enough to intervene."

  4. 1859

    SAIGON colonised by French

    "French colonial occupation of Vietnam, Saigon had, in 1929, a population of 123,890, including 12,100 French"

  5. 1931

    SAIGON-CHOLON region created by French

    "New region created regrouping Saigan and Cholon cities, Saigon become the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina"

  6. 1949

    SAIGON capital of the state of Vietnam

    "Saigon become the capital of the State of Vietnam in 1949."

  7. 1954

    Vietnam divided in 2, SAIGON capital of South Vietnam

    "In 1954, the Geneva Agreement partitioned Vietnam along the 17th parallel, with the communist, under Ho Chi Minh, gaining complete control of the northern half of the country, while the Saigon government continued to govern the State of Vietnam (south)"

  8. 1956

    Region of Saigon-Cholon become SAIGON

    "After South Vietnam´s independence from France in 1955, the 2 cities Saigon and Cholon merged and become only SAIGON. South Vietnam was anti-communist and fought North Vietnam with the assistance of the US and other countrie"

  9. 1975

    Fell of Saigon

    "On 30 April 1975, Saigon fell and the war ended"

  10. 1976

    Ho Chi Minh City

    "Upon the establishment of the unified communist Socialist Republic of Vietnam, the city of Saigon (including Cholon), the province of Gia Ðịnh and two suburban districts of two other nearby provinces were combined to create Ho Chi Minh City in honor of the late Communist leader Hồ Chí Minh"

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