Vietnam from 1945 to the Postwar
   introduction | 1945-1963 | 1964-1967 | 1968 | 1969-1974 | 1974-1975 | 1976-postwar

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Hanoi
In early July 1976, the site of the North Vietnamese headquarters during the war, Hanoi, was named capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. North and South were officially reunified. Efforts to rebuild the war-ravaged city of Hanoi topped the government's agenda in the years immediately following the war.
Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon)
After falling to Communist forces in 1975, Saigon was renamed Ho Chi Minh City. The site of uprisings and violence, Vietnam's most populous city remained unruly and volatile even under Communist rule.

Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) Hanoi
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