Now, I see where you are coming from
Let's say it probably is a moot point now. At one time NV and SV were one country then they divided at the DMZ and then they became one country again. South Vietnam had a civil war going on within it-- with the Viet Cong types-- when the USA went in, that's all I am saying.
I hope you caught that point of the arguement. 'Nuff said about it, I'd think... Jimboloco would agree with me on that, too.
You either get the points made or you don't. I get what you are trying to say. You probably don't remember that particular schism between NV and SV because you were not born yet.
There were two schisms. One of the schisms separated the 'Nams from Indochina after World War 2.