Vietminh Dbq

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Like Indonesia, after the surrender of the Japanese, the nationalist movements in Vietnam used the opportunity to carry out “Revolutions” and armed struggles to consolidate power and declare Independence. Ho Chi Minh and the Vietminh were instrumental in achieving this brief period of independence through revolutions and armed struggle. With Japan’s unconditional surrender in August 1945, the Vietminh’s aim was to seize as much territory before the French return. Their success was seen by the masses through the capability of seizing and defending Vietnam’s true Independence. This was because towards the end of the war, the Vietminh had successfully seized major cities and towns, freeing parts of Vietnam from Japanese control. By late August,

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