Taking a Closer Look at Vietnamese Culture Essay

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The Vietnamese culture is one that is complex, from the years of war until today where the country, its culture and economy is booming. Vietnam has had its ups and it downs, but the country’s ability to recover and rebuild is important and has played a significant part with where they stand today. Let’s get into the complex meaning of culture and then explore Vietnam and its culture. If you search the word culture, there are various meanings that will arise. Culture is the total of the inherited ideas, beliefs, values, and knowledge, which constitute the shared bases of social action (Dictionary.com website). There are eight major characteristics of culture. This paper will elaborate on five of them that I believe are the more…show more content…
Language in a different form makes it possible for the newer generations to understand the achievements and construction of the earlier culture.” Earlier culture”, means that there is no culture that is unchanged. (Ajay Bhatt) Culture is an extremely dynamic element of life. Culture is always changing and responding to the change of the physical world. It may be a slow constant change, but realise that there is a change. Culture is responsiveness (Ajay Bhatt). The culture of Vietnam has every one of these characteristics. Many cultures have common characteristics. Common characteristics of culture include, land, government, food, clothing, religion and holidays. Even though not all cultures share each one of these, multiple cultures do. Most countries sharing the religion of Christianity or the lush forest, they also to democratic or communist leadership, and large militaries. In 1954, North Vietnam and its ally which is known as the Viet Cong began a conflict against the South Vietnamese Government and the United States. The United States and South Vietnam were fighting against communism. The dense Jungle terrain proves to be complicating and assisted the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong in suppressing the allied forces. The North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong were familiarized with fighting in the jungle and using it to their
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