Ho Chi Minh At Versailles Essay

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Vietnam had been under control of France since the 17th century until the aspiring and aggressive. Ho Chi Minh started his action of making Vietnam independent. Ho Chi Minh traveled different countries to communicate and fight for his country. After countless difficulties, Ho Chi Minh with his tireless efforts successfully achieved the independence of Vietnam and the liberation of Vietnam.
The Asian nation of Vietnam has had a troubled past. The main themes of Vietnam history are about colonial and fights. Vietnam was controlled by China over one thousand years until the Vietnam started to make contact with Europe in the sixteenth century. The main connection between the European and the Vietnam was trade, however, the European nations did not let their partnerships with the Vietnamese grow equally. Instead, colonialism were being practiced, the French started their actions on controlling Vietnam.
By 1862, the French had conquered the Mekong delta area and forced Vietnamese Emperor Tu Duc to sign the Treaty of Saigon. Under the terms of this agreement, Tu Doc gave up control of a large section of southern Vietnam to France. The French government renamed this area Cochin China and established programs designed to benefit French businesses and churches in the region. This event marked the beginning of the French colonialism era in Vietnam. At the middle-nineteenth century, the French armed invasion toward Indochina, until 1980s, the French established colonial rule to the whole territory of Vietnam. The French colonialism activities one the one hand led to Vietnam traditional feudal order tends to collapse, on the other hand promoted the development of modern economic relations, political composition and modern ideology. Some dissatisfaction with the traditional feudal culture intellectuals drew ideas and technologies from the western in order to seek to get rid of the national backwardness and the growing of colonial rules. Ho Chi Minh was one of the intellectual, who was tightened bond to Vietnamese communist movement.
Ho Chi Minh, original named Nguyen Sinh Cung, was born on May 19, 1890 in the village of Kim Lien, in the province of Nghe An in Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh went by a variety of other names during his life, but he became best known under the name Ho Chi Minh. Ho Chi Minh’s father, Nguyen Sinh Sac, was a local government official who resigned from his job in protest against French colonial policies. The youngest of three children in his family, Ho inherited a strong patriotic spirit from his father. Ho received his education at a Franco-Vietnamese academy in the city Hue. In 1910, because Ho attended to the anti-French student movement, he had to leave Hue and went to southern Vietnam and worked as a schoolteacher. In the summer of 1912, Ho Chi Minh left Saigon, working as a cook's helper on a French steamship and stayed in Paris at 1917. Ho spent his time traveling the cities in the Europe, Asia, America and African in the next...

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