Life Span: May
19, 1890- September 2, 1969.
Best known for: Liberating Vietnam.
Influenced By: Early
He was born in vietnam under his father who was a confucian
scholar, he had 3 siblings. He developed anger at the occupying
french and felt that they treated the vietnamese wrong and
disliked their monarch government.
He traveled to france to apply to school but was rejected
and worked menial jobs there, while there he studied history
books and newspapers to familiarize himself with the western
world. He then went to the united states and followed the
same path, where he is believed to have met Korean Nationalists
which would help him develop his political oulook.
He moved to china and gave lectures about revolutionary
movements in china, showing that he favored communism.
Ho Chi Minh is arrested by the british police in 1931 and
was released in 1933. He spent some years in the Soviet
Union recovering from Tuberculosis and later went back to
China to serve as an advisor for the Chinese Communist Armed
Forces. He returned to his homeland of Vietnam and lead
many revolutionary battles and achieved many victories agaisnt
1041-1950: He took control of the country and forced the
countries leader to abdicate where he became the chairman
of the new communist Vietnam.
In 1953 france was forced to give up it's control in Indo-China.
1961-1970: North and South Vietnam temporarily open their
borders to let the people that want to migrate to the other
country go. Many people left north Vietnam, and very few
left from south Vietnam to go north. In 1969, Ho Chi Minh
dies, he is left embalmed on display in a mausoleum.