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The End of Colonialism and the Emergence of Two Competing Models for Building a Modern Nation, 1940–1954

Neil L. Jamieson

in Understanding Vietnam

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780520201576
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916586 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520201576.003.0004
The End of Colonialism and the Emergence of Two Competing Models for Building a Modern Nation, 1940–1954

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This chapter focuses on the emergence of two competing models for rebuilding Vietnam after the end of French colonialism. There were two groups who sought to take advantage of French weakness during World War 2 and take the political leadership of Vietnam. One group was led by Nguyen Tuong Tam, who organized a minor political party called Restoration of Vietnam in March 1969, which was later called the Greater Vietnam People's Rule party. The other was Ho Chi Minh, who returned to Vietnam to resume active command of the Indochinese Communist Party. The chapter discusses the conflicts between these two groups.

Keywords: Vietnam; French colonialism; World War 2; Nguyen Tuong Tam; Restoration of Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh; Indochinese Communist Party; political parties

Chapter.  22506 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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