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 Grand Theft Auto Series
- Various characters, such as Larry Joe, Colonel Fuhrberger, Bobbie Ray, Mitch Baker, and Clay Simons are Vietnam War veterans. Additionally, the Vietnam War itself is frequently mentioned in both universes.
- 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.
- The films Evacuator and Exploder: Evacuator Part II are set in Vietnam and neighboring Cambodia. One of the characters in the films, Ho Chi, is named after Ho Chi Minh, the former leader of North Vietnam.
- Chris Van Angel, from the television series Angel and the Knight, is a fictional Vietnam War veteran.
- According to his campaign ads, government candidate John Hunter makes regular visits to Vietnam and neighboring Cambodia.
- The foundations of The Lost Motorcycle Club originated in Hanoi, North Vietnam, in 1964.