What was the name of the Vietnamese nationalist movement?
Viet Minh, in full Viet Nam Doc Lap Dong Minh Hoi, English League for the Independence of Vietnam, organization that led the struggle for Vietnamese independence from French rule. The Viet Minh was formed in China in May 1941 by Ho Chi Minh.
Who led North Vietnam during the Vietnam War?
|Democratic Republic of Vietnam Việt Nam Dân chủ Cộng hòa|
|• 1945–1969||Hồ Chí Minh|
|• 1969–1976||Tôn Đức Thắng|
How did the Vietnamese defeat the French?
As the Viet Minh anti-aircraft fire took its toll, fewer and fewer of those supplies reached the French. The garrison was overrun in May after a two-month siege, and most of the French forces surrendered.
Who colonized Vietnam?
The French colonized Vietnam in the mid-1800s, and over the next century exploited the land and forced the people into indentured servitude.
Why did the Vietnamese want independence?
The Vietnamese rejected French rule for pretty much the same reason that the American colonies rejected British rule. The reason for that is that the Vietnamese wanted to be free and independent just like people from just about every country want to be.