Hours after japan's surrender in world war ii, vietnamese communist ho chi minh declares the independence of vietnam from france the proclamation paraphrased the u. Overview ho chi minh fashioned the democratic republic of vietnam in 1945 and wrote a declaration of independence that stated, all men are created equal they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness during a cruel land reform after ho. In 1945, people gather to hear ho chi minh declare vietnamese independence. Ho chi minh's admiration for the us is most clearly seen in the language he wrote in vietnam's own declaration of independence, which he issued on sept 2, 1945, just as the japanese empire was crumbling in defeat the first line of that declaration is a direct quote from the american version: all men are.
(vovworld) - in late august 1945, inside the house no 48 hang ngang street, hanoi, president ho chi minh drafted the declaration of independence giving birth to the democratic republic of vietnam historical objects and evidence associated with president ho chi minh remain intact. Us involved with viet minh in world war ii: ho chi minh declares independence e= youtube_72048. The overall gist of the declaration of independence of the democratic republic of vietnam was that the nation of vietnam, tired of foreign occupation, was determined to free itself of the yoke of foreign colonialism and to govern itself free of outside interference ho chi minh, the main leader of the vietnamese independence. What if those two words are easy to ask, whether about our own lives or world history but the answers can be haunting—a different choice might have created a better opportunity or prevented a tragedy just consider the us response to ho chi minh's declaration of vietnam's independence on.
Messages to america: the letters of ho chi minh who was ho chi minh born in 1890 in vietnam under french colonialism to a committed nationalist father, ho chi minh would grow up to lead not one, but two successful wars of independence to liberate his country in his formative years, ho traveled widely as a sailor. They must see americans as strange liberators the vietnamese people proclaimed their own independence -- in 1945 -- after a combined french and japanese occupation and before the communist revolution in china they were led by ho chi minh even though they quoted the american declaration of independence in. In march 1945 japanese forces in vietnam arrested the french governor and invited emperor bao dai to form a government bao dai had been an impotent political figurehead under the french and was no better under the japanese, acting as their puppet there was certainly no faith in his ability to lead vietnam after.
Context: from matthew masur, “nationalism, communism, and the vietnam war,” in understanding and teaching the vietnam war, ed john tully, brad austin, and matthew masur (madison: university of wisconsin press, forthcoming) students can look at ho's august 1945 declaration of independence in a similar fashion. Amidst the revolutionary euphoria of august 1945, most vietnamese believed that colonialism and war were being left behind in favor of independence and as hồ chí minh and his lieutenants put together a provisional government at the end of august 1945 and prepared to declare vietnam's independence, they had. Vietnam - world war ii and independence: for five years during world war ii, indochina was a french-administered possession of japan the french administration cooperated with the japanese occupation forces and was ousted only toward the end of the war (in march 1945), when the japanese began to fear that the. Moreover when the issues at hand seem as perplexed as they often do in the case of this dreadful conflict we are always on the verge of being mesmerized by uncertainty the vietnamese people proclaimed their own independence in 1945 after a combined french and japanese occupation, and before the communist.
(september 2, 1945) all men are created equal they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness this immortal statement was made in the declaration of independence of the united states of america m 1776 in a broader sense, this means:. We need to go back to before the large-scale landing of us troops in 1965 and look at the history of the struggle for vietnamese independence and the communist movement that led it to victory chinese nationalist troops started entering vietnam in late august 1945, just before ho's declaration of independence. Ho chi minh's declaration of independence by 1941, ho chi minh was preparing for the independence movement in vietnam, but it appeared that the struggle wouldn't be against french rule after all world war ii was under way, and the japanese—allied with germany and italy against britain and france— had seized. Or how america missed a chance to prevent its war with vietnam, 20 years before it began september 2nd 1945 seventy years ago today ho chi minh stood in a large square in central hanoi and delivered a statement proclaiming that vietnam was now independent of its french rulers it began: all men.
And the declaration of independence of 1945, along with an interview with the republic of vietnam's ngo dinh diem each document is accompanied with questions that urge comparison and change over time the 2002 edition of the human record offers another look into that same period via phan thanh gian's letter. Ho chi minh, speech in ba dinh square, hanoi, vietnam (september 2, 1945) “ all men are created equal they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” this immortal statement was made in the declaration of independence of the united. Vietnamese proclamation of independence (2 september 1945), ho chi minh, selected works (1960-1962), vol 3, pp 17-21 remember that the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability as quoted in from colonialism to communism : a case history of north vietnam.
The united states provided some arms to the viet minh guerrilla forces, commanded by vo nguyen giap american officials and officers expressed support and admiration for ho chi minh and the viet minh the viet minh issued the vietnamese declaration of independence in september 1945. The present phase caveat notwithstanding, rostow ignores the world war ii cooperation between the united states and the viet minh ho chi minh's repeated requests that the us acknowledge vietnamese sovereignty the us refusal to recognize the 1945 declaration of independence of the democratic republic of.
This opening address was an idea taken from the united states declaration of independence on in 1946, the us warships ferried elite french troops to vietnam where they quickly regained control of the major cities, including hanoi, haiphong, da nang, hue, and saigon, while the viet minh controlled the countryside. He details his talks with ho, and notes that the vietnamese declaration of independence was quite similar to that of the united states he concludes with his views of colonel patti, i wonder if you could begin by telling me what was american policy towards vietnam in early in 1945 patti: in 1945 a policy. It wasn't a coincidence that ho's inaugural address, when he declared the creation of an independent vietnam in september 1945, referred to america's declaration of independence he saw the noble values of democracy, freedom, equality and justice as the most important guiding principles for vietnam.