Although what we think of as history now, our ancestors at that time were free to sculpt and change it. And as the "carvers" of Vietnamese history, their "carving" of history is so different that we think the knowledge we have reached before is a paradox!
I. Historical perspective of Vietnam
If we go to Vietnam now, if we enter the Vietnam History Museum, the interpreters will proudly tell us about the resistance and heroic deeds of the Vietnamese people. The temple of Lady Erzheng in Hanoi is a famous tourist attraction where the Vietnamese people worship the heroines who fought against the "invasion" of the Han Dynasty in ancient times.
In the historical view of the Vietnamese people, their bones are permeated with their "hatred" for the Han Dynasty!
Second, the "external strength of the South Vietnamese state"
When Qin Shi Huang and Ying Zheng established Xiang County, it included the southeastern part of Guangxi and the northern central part of Vietnam. According to historical records, there were only a few primitive tribes in the area at that time, and these tribes had no leaders at that time.
At that time, Qin Shi Huang sent half a million troops south to develop trade with the Vietnamese to promote the development of production at the border, but these maps originally belonged to our China, and now Vietnam has nothing to do with.
After the death of Qin Shi Huang, Zhao Tuo, the order of Longchuan in Nanhai County, waited for an opportunity to make himself king and wanted to establish what was then known as the "State of South Vietnam". When Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty began to unify the country, he destroyed the "South Yue Kingdom".
But because South Vietnam had occupied the northern part of Vietnam, Vietnamese scholars afterwards became arrogant and boastful. Zhao Tuo, the leader of the west coast of the South Sea, was influenced to start learning Vietnamese culture, which should belong to Vietnam!
However, the west coast of the South China Sea was originally part of our country, but the Vietnamese people never stopped resisting the Han dynasty in the north in peacetime. Since then Vietnam started to go out independently!
Second, the beginning of independence
The time of Vietnam's independence coincided with the Song Dynasty, and it was in 939 A.D. that Ngo Quan, a member of the Cross Toes, defeated the Southern Han army and established himself as emperor. As a result of the emperor, Vietnam officially began to establish its own regime and became an independent country!
Ngo Quon was made the "Father of the Nation" by the Vietnamese, a "god" in the eyes of the Vietnamese, who made himself king in Vietnam because the situation was too chaotic at that time!
III. The difference between present-day Vietnam and South Vietnam
It was in 1802 A.D. that Nguyen Phuoc Anh defeated the army of Tay Son, and from then on the historical Nguyen Dynasty emerged across the board! In May and November of the same year, Nguyen Phuoc Dinh sent messengers to the Qing Dynasty twice, hoping to inherit the name of "South Vietnam" from the Qin Dynasty.
However, due to the internal review of the Qing Dynasty, the name "South Vietnam" was given to "Vietnam" in the eighth year of the Jiaqing Dynasty! However, the Nguyen dynasty was not satisfied with the name given by Jiaqing, so it was not used in the country. The emperor of Vietnam, Gia Long, wanted to use it at first, but later changed the name of the country to "Great Vietnam" after thinking about it.
In 1839, the Ming Mandate Emperor changed his name to "Daenam". However, the Qing Dynasty was not satisfied with the vassal state's sea crossing, and from the time Nguyen Phuoc Anh repeatedly proposed "South Vietnam", the Qing Dynasty began to resent and began to observe the movement of the state.
In "Qing Ren Zong Shi Lu", we can conclude that all the Guangdong and Guangxi area of the sea lanes border, have set up officials and under the arrangement of the Qing dynasty's court, to be Vietnam has some inaction, will immediately report to the superiors! From this, we can conclude that Vietnam was already being guarded by our Qing Dynasty at that time!
From the history, we can see that Vietnam is free from the constraints of the "ancient dynasty", in which it has made various struggles, revolts and struggles. On the one hand, they need the blessing of our imperial court, and they need our ancient ideological and moral education to maintain their own mountains and rivers and the "old monks in the land" of the people.
On the other hand, they were still discontented with our patronage as our vassal state, and they were always thinking of crooked ideas and showing their independence by making some "small moves" under the eyes of the court at that time. Their behavior is to enjoy the benefits of others, but will not abide by the rules set by others. For their own interests to grasp the best, for the loss of other people's interests or territorial security ignore, and even think of resistance!
This is Vietnam, a complex country where they worship "Ngo Quan" and other "anti-invasion" combat heroes while also worshiping "Confucius"!