Ho Chi Minh, Former Prime Minister of Vietnam, once said: “You can kill ten of my men for every one I kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and I will win” (Vietnam War Quotations). Vietnam is in Southeast Asia with the population of 96 million. The country border China, Laos and Cambodia (The World Factbook: VIETNAM). Vietnam used to be ruled by France but later declared independence after World War II under Ho Chi Minh.
In secret he gave those laborers the military training. Once, the First Emperor of Qin came on a visit to Kuaiji, when he crossed the Zhe River, Xiang Yu had a glimpse at him and said to his uncle that such First Emperor can be defeated and replaced. In 209 BC revolts broke out against the Second Emperor, Qin Er Shi. Chen Sheng and Wu Guang started the rebellion. Xiang Liang and Xiang Yu took the call to defeat the Qin Dynasty.
Ngo Dinh Diem and Ngo Dinh Nhu Dinh Dinh Diem and His Brother were assassinated in Cho Lon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (Britannica). The U.S wanted to kill Ngo Dinh Diem because they wanted to maintain the southern Vietnamese government (History.com Staff). The Southern Vietnamese government was unstable during the Vietnam War because Northern Vietnam was constantly trying to turn them Communist. The U.S also wanted to kill him because He was killing Buddhist. Ngo Dinh Diem’s family believed that people were becoming Buddhist because of the Communist (Kross), so he would kill everyone that had signs of being Communist.
The country then was under the control of the Chinese and French. The Viet Minh led the fight for independence against the Chinese and French led by Ho Chi Minh. After the fight for independence the Viet Minh started to disappear and lose power prominently because of their failure to unify the South. To replace them the Viet Cong had emerged from the North which would benefit North Vietnam in their fight against South Vietnam and the United States. The Viet Cong eventually lost power and disappeared as well after the war when both the South and North unified.
Pol Pot had been assigned prime minister and had brutally abused his authority. Overall an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians were killed. In December 1978, the Vietnamese government sent 60,000 troops to Cambodia. They took over Phnom Penh and finally ended Pol Pot’s four year reign of terror (Pol Pot). Cambodia’s genocide was held in secret.
However, the meeting did not happen. Ho Chi Minh formed his Viet Minh communist union in a cave near China’s border, called Pác Bó in 1941, originally this union goal was to fight the Japanese. This resistant league were sent to the South secretly through Truong Son trail to train and aid the guerrillas preparing to attack the South’s government. They blended into the South civilian community and spread communism under good intentions. In the South, Ngo Dinh Diem, who was born and raised in a Roman Catholic family.
According to History.com, the beginnings of the Vietnam War began during World War II. During the world war the Japanese had invaded Vietnam, and to resist this action the French Colonial Administration, led by Ho Chi Minh, formed the league for the independence of Vietnam. After the allies defeat in 1945, Japan retreated and gave up its control in Vietnam. Ho saw this as an opportunity and seized control of Hanoi and then declared a democratic republic of Vietnam, naming himself president. Emperor Bao saw this as an attack and then sought other ways to try and regain control of that region.
People became aware what was truly happening in Vietnam, peace protests questioning US involvement and student demonstrations became increasingly popular. The My Lai Massacre was not the only contribution to the anti-war movement; however it was the most infamous event that became a symbol of the Vietnam War and of strong
Minh’s upbringing inside the Imperial City was shaped by the Nguyen Dynasty’s anticolonial sentiment, which held slight control inside the citadel until 1945. The recapture of Minh’s hometown would have been as significant to him as Stalingrad was to Stalin. With the Vietnam War in a stalemate, Ho Chi Minh intended to ignite a revolution against the American foreign influence. The ability to refute the American impression that the war was coming to an end was a key consideration while shaping of the Tet Offensive. It is for this reason, that Huế became an important objective.