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Ho Chi Minh, the Villain of Vietnam

Posted in Modern History with tags , , , on March 28, 2010 by Ian Pham

 

Ho Chi Minh

 

One of the most “prominent” figures in Vietnamese history has to be Ho Chi Minh.  He is the man who established the Viet Minh group, and later on the Viet Cong.  His reason for creating the Viet Minh was to expel the French colonists from Vietnam, ending their 80 years of occupation.  This seems to be a noble cause and in many ways, it is.  However when one looks at the choices Ho makes in his personal and political life, the evidence paints a different picture.  After all, Ho Chi Minh is the man that brought Communism to Vietnam and under his leadership, millions of Vietnamese lives were lost.  When Ho rises to become the President of North Vietnam, he draws up arms against the democratic South Vietnam and ultimately drags the country into a civil war that lasts for over 20 years.  The ideology that Ho Chi Minh and his Party inflicts upon Vietnam will prove to be severely detrimental to the country, even to this day.  Presently, the Communist Party is still in power, suppressing and cracking down on anyone who doesn’t share the same ideas as the Party itself.  Democratic activists are jailed, religious groups are targetted, and the Communist government is hopelessly corrupted.  The subject of Ho Chi Minh is controversial and extremely complicated, but when one looks at the direction that he leads the country in during his rule, and the disastrous results of the Communist takeover, it is obvious that Ho Chi Minh has done far more harm than good for Vietnam.

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Posted in IV. Columns with tags on March 28, 2010 by Ian Pham

This blog is dedicated to the promotion of human rights and freedoms that the people of Vietnam, along with many other dictatorships, are sadly deprived of.  The Communist Party of Vietnam constantly supress and abuse the Vietnamese people.  They are a corrupt government that takes the interest of the Party before the interest of their own citizens.  Fundamental rights such as freedom of speech, religion, gathering, and expression are all banned in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.  I simply want to provide the facts relevant to Vietnam and express my opinions on these particular topics.  I’m sure not everyone will agree with my views and that is perfectly normal.  Anybody is free to leave their opinions, the most important thing is that you enjoy what you read and leave this page with something insightful to think about.  I’m new to this blogging thing so I really hope you enjoy it!