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Viet Minh - Jock


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Viet Minh - Jock

  1. 1. The Viet Minh
  2. 2. Development <ul><li>The Viet Minh were influenced by the Communists and was founded in 1941 by Ho Chi Minh </li></ul>
  3. 3. Aims <ul><li>Wanted to gain independence from foreign rule </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of organisation and assembly </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of speech </li></ul><ul><li>Western ideals </li></ul>
  4. 4. Leadership -- Ho Chi Minh <ul><li>Born 19th May 1890 </li></ul><ul><li>Communist Marxist-Leninist revolutionary </li></ul><ul><li>1941 lead the Viet Minh independence movement </li></ul><ul><li>1945 read the declaration of independence </li></ul><ul><li>1954 defeated the French and forced them to leave </li></ul><ul><li>1955 became president of Vietnam (north) </li></ul><ul><li>1957 L e Du ẩ n became acting party boss. Ho Chi Minh now just a figure head </li></ul>
  5. 5. Organisation <ul><li>The Viet Minh was formed by Ho Chi Minh in 1941 </li></ul><ul><li>Lead by communists but was operated as a nationalist </li></ul><ul><li>Lead guerilla attacks against the French and Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>Was strong in the North of Vietnam </li></ul>
  6. 6. Actions <ul><li>1941- Formation of Viet Minh </li></ul><ul><li>1943- Gueralla attacks on French and Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>Liberating North Vietnamese </li></ul><ul><li>1945-Proclaimed Vietnamese independence </li></ul><ul><li>1946-French refused to accept this and shelled Haiphong Port killing 6000 people. </li></ul><ul><li>1954- end of Indochinese war - Viet Minh win. </li></ul>