Friday, January 10, 2014

Thank you readers.!

When I started this blog a year back, I never thought my page-views would reach the magical figure of ten thousand! I am short of words to thank you, my blog readers. It was only your continued support which encouraged me to write new posts. I don't know whether I'll get time to write in the next two years, but certainly I'll always remember what you have given me. Ten thousand page-views is nothing compared to your love and encouragement. I once again thank you.I humbly request you to keep reading this blog and make it a great success.!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Ho Chi Minh - a brief biography Class 10 PPT

Ho Chi Minh
Half Lenin, Half Gandhi

Brief Introduction
Ho Chi Minh led the Vietnamese nationalist movement for more than three decades, fighting first against the Japanese, then the French colonial power and then the US-backed South Vietnamese.
He was President of North Vietnam from 1954 until his death.

Family Background
Ho Chi Minh (originally Nguyen That Thanh) was born on 19 May 1890 in Hoang Tru in central Vietnam.
Ho's father worked at the imperial court but was dismissed for criticising the French colonial power.

Early Life
In 1911, Ho took a job on a French ship and travelled widely. He lived in London and Paris, and was a founding member of the French communist party.

Early Influences
He travelled to southern China to organise a revolutionary movement among Vietnamese exiles, and in 1930 founded the Indo-Chinese Communist Party (ICP). He spent the 1930s in the Soviet Union and China.

Return to Vietnam
After the Japanese invasion of Indo-China in 1941, Ho returned home and founded the Viet Minh, a communist-dominated independence movement, to fight the Japanese.
He adopted the name Ho Chi Minh, meaning 'Bringer of Light'.

French-Vietnam War
At the end of World War Two the Viet Minh announced Vietnamese independence.
The French refused to relinquish their colony and in 1946, war broke out.
After the Vietnam split, he was determined to reunite Vietnam under communist rule.

US Entry in Vietnam War
Fearing the spread of communism, the United States provided increasing levels of support to South Vietnam.
By 1965, large numbers of American troops were arriving and the fighting escalated into a major conflict.

Ho Chi Minh was in poor health from the mid-1960s and died on 2 September 1969.
When the Communists took the South Vietnamese capital Saigon in 1975 they renamed it Ho Chi Minh City in his honour.

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