Vietnam is one of the most densely populated countries of South East Asia, with an estimated population of 96 million. Vietnam is bordered by China, and Laos & Cambodia in the North and West respectively.
Vietnam shares a border with Thailand through the Gulf of Thailand. Major maritime commercial activities in Vietnam are carried out through the South China Sea in the East and South.
The Chinese intervention in the medieval era and then the French colonisation in the late 18th Century resulted...