The DMZ, or De-Militarized Zone, is a line dividing North and South Vietnam. It is a result of the First Indochina War in 1954. Shortly after World War II, the French entered in for the French Indochina War, commonly known as the First Indochina War or, in as known in Vietnam, the Anti-French Resistance War. This ended with a line of almost no contact between he North and South. However, later on in the Vietman War, or the Second Indochina War, made the line an important battleground between the Communist North and the Democtatic South. It is important to reiderate that this war and the US interest in it has to do with the Co-existing Cold War with Communist Russia, who was helping back North Vietnam in this conflict.
this picture shows Vietnam, and the DMZ.
Today, the DMZ stilll exists, but mostly as a tourist attraction. As you may know from history, the DMZ was a line defended by the US in the Vietnam War. As we left quickly, we left some of our things there. Tourisits along the DMZ today can look at numerous tanks and artilary left behind from that area by US forces.