Start Date

29-4-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

29-4-2014 11:45 AM


Asian History | Political History


Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 20th century, Ĥò Chí Minh (1890-1969) -- Military leadership -- Evaluation, Vietnam War (1961-1975) -- Vietnam (Democratic Republic), Ĥò Chí Minh (1890-1969) -- Biography


Despite Americans’ awareness of Vietnam in the context of America’s crusade against communism, little attention is paid to Ho Chi Minh as a national revolutionary in the creation of an independent Vietnam. This paper addresses Ho Chi Minh’s tactics for inciting a revolutionary spirit in the Vietnamese people, particularly his blending of communism and nationalism. Although Ho was characterized as a fervent communist in the West, an examination of his strategies reveals a man who recognized the need to diversify his platform. Ho not only employed nationalistic propaganda, but also adopted fragments of varying political ideologies and appealed to the predominant Confucian culture in order to gain support for his campaign for Vietnamese freedom.

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Apr 29th, 10:30 AM Apr 29th, 11:45 AM

An Assessment of Ho Chi Minh’s Strategies for Gaining Support in the Vietnamese Revolution