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11. Vietnam, Uncle Ho

Sunday, February 1, 2015


Postcard came from JoinHanoi who lives in Vietnam. Hồ Chí Minh (called Uncle Ho) was born in 19 May 1890 and died in 2 September 1969. He figured as Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam). He was a key figure in the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945, as well as the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and the Việt Cộng (NLF or VC) during the Vietnam War. He led the Việt Minh independence movement from 1941 onward, establishing the Communist-ruled Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 and defeating the French Union in 1954 at the battle of Điện Biên Phủ. He officially stepped down from power in 1965 due to health problems, but remained a highly visible figurehead and inspiration for those Vietnamese fighting for his cause—a united, communist Vietnam—until his death. After the war, Saigon, the former capital of the Republic of Vietnam, was renamed Hồ Chí Minh City; however, the name Saigon is still very widely used.

1 comment

  1. Słodka kartka, bardzo lubię pocztówki na których są lokalni mieszkańcy :)

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