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State of Vietnam

Quốc gia Việt Nam  (Vietnamese)
État du Viêt-Nam  (French)
1949–1955
Flag of South Vietnam
Flag
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Coat of arms
Anthem: "Thanh niên Hành Khúc"
(English: "The March of Youths")
Location of South Vietnam
Status Associated state of the French Union and
constituent territory of French Indochina until 1954
Capital Saigon
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Common languages Vietnamese, French
Religion
Roman Catholicism
Buddhism
Confucianism
Taoism
Vietnamese folk religion
Government Provisional government
Chief of State  
• 1949–1955
Bảo Đại
Prime minister  
• 1954–1955
Ngô Đình Diệm
Historical era Cold War
• Proclamation
July 2 1949
• Internationally recognized
1950
• 1955 referendum
October 26 1955
Area
1955 173,809 km2 (67,108 sq mi)
Population
• 1955
12,000,000
Currency piastre
đồng (from 1953)
ISO 3166 code VN
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Provisional Central Government of Vietnam
North Vietnam
South Vietnam
Today part of Vietnam

The State of Vietnam (Vietnamese: Quốc gia Việt Nam) was a puppet state controlled by France. It was formed in 1949. It was replaced by the Republic of Vietnam in 1955.

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