|Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Cộng hòa Xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam (Vietnamese)
|Motto: Ðộc lập, Tự do, Hạnh phúc (Independence, Freedom and Happiness)|
|Anthem: Tiến Quân Ca
|Largest city||Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)|
|-||President||Trần Đại Quang|
|-||Prime Minister||Nguyễn Xuân Phúc|
|Establishment||2 July 1976 (Vietnamese reunification)|
|-||estimate||94,444,200 (as of 2016)|
|Currency||Vietnamese Dong (VND)|
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam, more commonly known simply as Vietnam, is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in southeast Asia. Vietnam is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and Malaysia across the South China Sea to the southeast.
The country is mentioned frequently throughout the Grand Theft Auto series.
References in the GTA series
- Various characters, such as Larry Joe, Colonel Fuhrberger, Bobbie Ray, Mitch Baker and Clay Simons are Vietnam War veterans.
- The Grand Theft Auto: Vice City mission Boomshine Saigon is a reference to Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
- The Da Nang Boys are a Vietnamese gang from the city and region of the same name. In addition, two other gangs (the Shining Razors and Butterfly Children) are mentioned.
- According to his campaign ads, government candidate John Hunter makes regular visits to Vietnam and neighbouring Cambodia.
- The foundations of The Lost Motorcycle Club originated in Hanoi, North Vietnam, in 1964.