Emblem of Vietnam
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|Emblem of Vietnam|
|Armiger||Socialist Republic of Vietnam|
|Adopted||2 July 1976|
The emblem of Vietnam is circular, has red background and a yellow star in the middle which represent the Communist Party of Vietnam, the revolutionary history and bright future of Vietnam. The cog and crops represent the cooperation of agriculture and industrial labor.
It was adopted by the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) on November 30, 1955. The Coat of Arms was designed by artist Bùi Trang Chước and was edited by artist Trần Văn Cẩn. It later became national following reunification with South Vietnam on July 2, 1976. The emblem of South Vietnam featured the blue dragon and the yellow-red stripes of the imperial Nguyễn Dynasty.
The emblem closely resembles the emblem of the People's Republic of China. On 2007, representative of National Assembly of Vietnam, artist Trần Khánh Chương commented that the printing process of the Vietnam's National Emblems was having too many errors and problems resulted in the creation of many inaccurate "version" of the national emblem. Some notable errors are: the rice corn is too big (just like the wheat corn), the gear only has 6 teeth instead of 10, the circles inside the gear is not accurate, and the space between the rice corn is also uneven.
Coat of arms of South Vietnam (1957 - 1963)
- "QUỐC HUY NƯỚC CỘNG HOÀ XÃ HỘI CHỦ NGHĨA VIỆT NAM" (in Vietnamese).
- "Mẫu Quốc huy là của HS Bùi Trang Chước và Trần Văn Cẩn". báo Tuổi trẻ (in Vietnamese). ngày 29 tháng 9 năm 2004.
- "Biểu tượng Quốc huy - In quá tùy tiện" (The National Emblem is printed too carelessly), newspaper Thể thao & Văn hóa, No. 36, 24th March 2007, p. 37
- Sai trên Quốc huy: Lúa nếp thành lúa mì! (Errors in the National Emblem: Rices become wheat !) (Vietnamese)
- The coat of arms of Republic of Vietnam
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