Assess the Significance of Cummunism in Indochina to 1954

Assess the significance of communism in Indochina to 1954
Communism is a political ideology and economic system, developed by Karl Marx, in which people share equally the ownership of their society’s resources, contribute to its work according to their abilities, and are provided for according to their needs. Its main ideas include the abolition of private ownership of property; the government controls everything. In the years leading to 1954 the significance of communism increased exponentially, the formation of a new and more successful revolutionary party; the ICP (Indochinese Communist Party) formed by Ho Chi Minh in 1930 , Ho Chi Minh himself played a significant role in the increase of communism, the growth of communist support for the Viet Minh escalated enabling them to carry out successful offensives against the French and gather supporters/recruits and supplies, and the declaration of independence which led to influence of communism and communist support outside of Indochina . These combined factors show communist ideology being very significant in the years leading to 1954 .
February 18th 1930 saw the birth of the Indochinese communist party   (ICP); a new radical and more successful revolutionary group to challenge the French authority, Ho Chi Minh announced the formation of the ICP in his speech. The ICP first began to build support for its goal of independence and, at the same time, provide the framework for an alternative to French rule. The great depression   of the 1930’s led to collapse of world markets for rubber and rice; this resulted in famine inside Vietnam. The economic hardships of the depression provided additional reasons for the peasantry to turn to and support the ICP. The ICP led further demonstrations against low pay, high taxes and other French exploitations of the Vietnamese, increasing the number of not only ICP supporters but communist supporters also. Over the following decade, the ICP placed stronger influence on nationalism...