2 July 1976: Socialist Republic of Vietnam Proclaimed

On 2 July 1976, Vietnam was united under one government and became the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Although technically formed on 2 September 1945 after Hồ Chí Minh read out his Declaration of Independence to a large crowd at Ba Đình Square in Hanoi, it was only on 2 July 1976 that Vietnam’s independence and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was truly realised.

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