The protectorate of Annam became a part of French Indochina in 1887, along with two other Vietnamese regions, Cochinchina (Vietnamese: Nam Kỳ) in the South and Tonkin (Bắc Kỳ) in the North.
What is the old name of Vietnam?
Names of Vietnam
|1887–1954||Đông Dương (Bắc/Trung/Nam Kỳ)|
|from 1945||Việt Nam|
|History of Vietnam|
When did the French arrive in Vietnam?
Vietnam became a French colony in 1877 with the founding of French Indochina, which included Tonkin, Annam, Cochin China and Cambodia. (Laos was added in 1893.) The French lost control of their colony briefly during World War II, when Japanese troops occupied Vietnam.
What is Annam now?
Annam Former kingdom on e coast of Indochina, now in Vietnam; the capital was Hué. The ancient empire fell to China in 214 bc. It regained self-government but was again ruled by China from 939 to 1428.
Why was Vietnam called Annam?
Etymology and pre-colonial usage
Annam means “Pacified South” in Sino-Vietnamese, the toponym being derived from the Chinese An Nan (Chinese: 安南; pinyin: Ānnán).
What did the French call Vietnam?
From the late 1800’s to 1954, Vietnam was part of a French colony called French Indochina.
Why were the French in Vietnam in 1954?
French trainers did not abruptly withdraw in 1954 after the Geneva accords, and, indeed, there was a French desire to stay involved in training the South Vietnamese. Part of this may have been pride, and partially a desire to maintain French influence.
Were the French involved in the Vietnam War?
France. France had been a long-time occupier of Vietnam before 1954. It wanted no part of the new conflict. After World War II, France reoccupied Vietnam as part of its attempt to reclaim its prewar empire.