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Democratic/Socialist Republic Of Vietnam Cộng Hòa Xã Hội Chủ Nghĩa Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa 2nd September 1945 - 2nd July 1976 -

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Old 03-26-2008, 02:26 AM   #1
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Order Of Precedence

These are currently the awards that the Vietnamese government, council of ministers have awarded to the people and army for their outstanding feats in the cause of fighting, constructing, safeguarding the fatherland from 1946 onwards– under Article 100 of the Constitution of Vietnam.

Orders and decorations were designed in 1947 by the Vietnamese artists. Incorperating features from the Orders and medals of France, Soviet Union, and China and were then submitted to and approved by President Ho Chi Minh. The initial orders and decorations were made in China instead of Vietnam since it was during a time of critical war. Later, Orders and decorations were domestically made by the Vietnam People’s Army.

There are 17 official Orders

1. Gold Star Order

2. Ho Chi Minh Order

3. Fatherland Order

4. Independence Order

5. Bulwark Order (Brass Fortress)

6. Military Exploits Order

7. Military Achievement Liberation Order

8. Labour Order

9. Vietnam Liberation Troop Order

10. Victory Order

11. Exploits Order

12. Liberation Exploits Order

13. Resistance War Order

14. “ Soldier of Glory” Order

15. Liberation Soldier Order

16. Liberation Order

17. Fatherland Safeguard Order

And 13 Decorations

1. Fatherland-Awarded Decoration

2. People’s Armed Forces Hero Decoration

3. Liberation People’s Armed Forces Hero Decoration

4. Heroic Vietnamese Mother Decoration

5. Heroic Labour Decoration

6. Vietnam Liberation Troop Decoration

7. Resistance War Decoration

8. “ Soldier of Glory” Decoration

9. Victory Decoration

10. Liberation Decoration

11. “ Resolution for Victory” Decoration

12. Liberation Soldier Decoration

13. Banner of Resolution for Victory Decoration


This information is adapted from the Vietnam Military History Museum and does not correspond with information provided in Ed Emering's book
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