Ho Chi Minh and Vietnamese Independence

Charmaquetta Cason


Professor: Frohock

    April 10th, 2016

According to Ho’s (1960-62) speech he claimed that “independence achievement was contributed by the service rendered during the World War 2” (P. 17) So what were these services that were rendered? Ho (1960-62) claims that “even after the Japanese putsch of March 1945, the Vietnam league helped many Frenchmen to cross the frontier, help ,rescue some of the Frenchmen from the Japanese jails, and even protected the French lives and property” (P. 17). According to Ho (1960-62) statement, “Vietnam League rescued these Frenchmen in 1945 from the Japanese, and it was during this time the World War 2 was ongoing but in its late stages” (P. 18). According to Ho (1960-62) “The services they offered were to rescue the Frenchmen from Japanese, and protect their lives and property” (P. 18). Unfortunately, after all these efforts to assist the French, it was said that Ho (1960-62) felt that “the French refused to assist them in fighting the Japanese and instead left Japanese with the power to control Vietnam”. (P 18) This can be proved from Ho’s (1960-62) speech, where he said that “from the autumn of 1940, their country had ceased to be a French colony and had become a Japanese possession” (P. 19). Ho (1960-62) reveals the truth when he claims that “they have rested their independence from Japanese but not the French” (P. 19).
Further, Ho (1960-62) also claims that “Vietnams independence is in consistent with the philosophical principles which the allies claimed were paramount during World War 2, and which were these principles”? (P. 19). The principles Ho (1960-62) was referring to in his speech were” the principles of self- determination and equality of nations” (P. 20). In addition, Ho (1960-62) felt that “these are philosophical principles that a country has to achieve to be independent; the Vietnams felt that they achieved the principle of...