Ho Chi Minh, Born the son of a poor scholar, Ho Chi Minh later on became a Marxist revolutionary. When he was 21, he went out and traveled the world, he spent six years in France, where he became a socialist. He later served as both the prime minister Democratic Republic of Vietnam and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). Late on, Leader of the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War, Ho Chi Minh City is named in his honor.
Ho Chi Minh's real name is Nguyen Tat Thanh. Ho was born on May 19, 1890, in the village of Kimlien, Annam (central Vietnam), the son of an official who had resigned in protest against French domination of his country.


"An emaciated, goateed figure in a threadbare bush jacket and frayed rubber sandals, Ho Chi Minh cultivated the image of a humble, benign "Uncle Ho." But he was a seasoned revolutionary and passionate nationalist obsessed by a single goal: for his country" ( Read more:,9171,988162,00.html#ixzz1uTkrMi4u


  • Leader of the NVA

  • Communist Dictator of North Vietnam

  • Ruthless leader who was seeking independence for his nation at all costs.

"You can kill 10 of my men for every one I kill of yours, yet even at those odds, you will lose and I will win." (Ho Chi Minh)
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  • Ho Chi Minh Creates Provisional Government: Following the surrender of Japan to Allied forces, Ho Chi Minh and his Congress create the National Liberation Committee of Vietnam to form a provisional government. Japan transfers all their own power to Ho's Vietminh to keep from giving motive to die.

HoChiMinh-Al_.jpgHo Chi Minh was born in Vietnam in 1890. His father, Nguyen Sinh Huy was a teacher employed by the French.
He had a reputation for being very extremely intelligent but his unwillingness to learn the French language resulted in the loss of his job. To survive, Ho Chi Minhs's father Nguyen Sinh Huy was forced to travel throughout Vietnam, offering his services to the peasants. Usually it involved writing letters and providing medical care to them. As a nationalist, Nguyen taught his children to resist the rule of the French. Not surprisingly, they all grew up to be committed nationalists willing to fight for Vietnamese independence.
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"The North is the foundation, the root of our people's strength.... Only when the foundation is firm, does the house stand tall" (Lewey 16).

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