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Communism in Vietnam
The Indochina Wars (Vietnamese: Chiến tranh Đông Dương) were a series of wars fought in Southeast Asia from 1946 until 1979, between communist Indochinese forces against French, South Vietnamese, American, Cambodian, Laotian and Chinese forces. The term "Indochina" originally referred to French Indochina, which included the current states of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. In current use, it applies largely to a geographic region, rather than a political area. The four wars were:
First Indochina War
Marxism was introduced into Vietnam with the emergence of three separate communist parties; the Indochinese Communist Party, Annamese Communist Party and the Indochinese Communist Union, joined later by a Trotskyist movement led by Tạ Thu Thâu. In 1930 the Communist International (Comintern) sent Nguyễn Ái Quốc to Hong Kong to coordinate the unification of the parties into the Vietnamese Communist Party with Trần Phú as the first Secretary General.
Later the party changed its name to the Indochinese Communist Party as the Comintern, under Joseph Stalin, did not favor nationalistic sentiments. Nguyễn Ái Quốc was a leftist revolutionary living in France since 1911. He participated in founding the French Communist Party and in 1924 traveled to the Soviet Union to join the Comintern. Through the late 1920s, he acted as a Comintern agent to help build Communist movements in Southeast Asia.
United States (1950–1954)
People's Republic of China (1949–1954)
Attack on Camp Holloway
The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV; Vietnamese: Việt Nam Dân chủ Cộng hòa), generally known as North Vietnam, was a communist republic in Southeast Asia, comprising nominally all of Vietnam from September 2, 1945 to December 18, 1946. The communist Viet Minh ("League for the Independence of Vietnam") controlled areas of Vietnam between December 18, 1946 to July 20, 1954 and the northern half of what is now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam between July 20, 1954 and July 2, 1976. The state was first proclaimed by Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi in 1945, and established formally in the eyes of the West following the 1954 Geneva Conference at the end of the First Indochina War. North and South Vietnam were reunited in 1976.
Vietnam was an ancient land with thousands of years of history and almost a thousand years of independence as a sovereign nation when it fell under French rule in the mid to late nineteenth century. During World War II, Vietnam was a French colony under Japanese occupation. Soon after Japan surrendered in 1945, the DRV was proclaimed in Hanoi, government for the entire country. Viet Minh leader Hồ Chí Minh became head of the government while former emperor Bảo Đại became "supreme advisor." Later that year, the French reoccupied Hanoi and the French Indochina War followed. Bảo Đại became head of the Saigon government in 1949, which was then renamed the State of Vietnam. Following the Geneva Accords of 1954, Vietnam was partitioned at the 17th parallel. The DRV became the government of North Vietnam while the State of Vietnam retained control in the South.
Note: Varies by jurisdiction
Note: Varies by jurisdiction
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