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 Chu?c and was edited by artist Tr?n Van C?n, who copied similar design from China, as a gesture of goodwill towards the country. It later became national following reunification with South Vietnam on July 2, 1976.