Once it became clear that the Viet Minh
running the north would sweep any popular vote, the democratic intention was hastily abandoned.
Vietnam was separated at the 17th Parallel with the northern half governed by the Viet Minh
and headed by Ho Chi Minh, while the remainder to the South becoming the State of Vietnam led by Emperor Bao Dai and Prime Minister Ngo Dinh Diem.
For example, he has only a few references to Nguyen Binh, the aggressive and controversial Viet Minh
commander who alienated many of the DRV's allies with his use of terrorism and scorched-earth tactics.
Now, however, historian Charles Shrader has presented new perspectives of the war between French Union and Viet Minh
3) During the First Indochina War, many of them sided with the nationalist Viet Minh
, and the dioceses of Phat Diem and Bui Chu secured autonomy from the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 in recognition of their alliance (Tran Thi Lien 1996, pp.
When she was four years old, the Viet Minh
attacked her village and killed her father, leaving Loan and her mother to fend for themselves.
EVENTS 1954: Eight years of war come to an end as the French cede control of northern Vietnam to the Communist Viet Minh
after signing the Geneva Accord.
Of course, the Viet Minh
established their first Armed Propaganda Teams in 1944, so the adversary had a bit more experience at getting to the hamlets with a message.
In 1945 at the close of the World War II Ho Chi Minh organized the Viet Minh
to foment a large scale uprising in Vietnam and declared it an Independent State after the Viet Minh
captured major cities across the country which was then renamed the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) and Ho Chi Minh became its first President.
In detail, he explains its increasingly difficult military situation as relative military power slides to the Viet Minh
In opposition to Touby during World War II, Faydang (11) mobilized men to support the Japanese and join the Viet Minh
(12) to attack Touby's pro-French partisans (Lee 1982: 201).
How did war break out between France and the Viet Minh
on December 19, 1946?