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I thought that the Vietminh recieved support from the Soviet Union, not the Americans. The Americans supported the French due to the fear of Communism and the domino theory.
- First the Americans helped the Việt Minh, but then betray them after WWII. --Ionius Mundus 00:23, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
There is evidence that the Communist faction wes using fear and intimidation to coerce people to vote for them. I am not sure fair elections could be held if the threat of violence was a factor.
- That "evidence" is incorrect. The Việt Minh were widely supported, especially after beating the French imperialists. --Ionius Mundus 00:23, 18 August 2006 (UTC)
Would you be so kind as to provide a link, as I would be very interested in that? Ydirbut 03:00, 6 February 2006 (UTC)
Go to August Revolution and then to French version of both "Viet Minh" and "August Revolution" closely linked.
Takima 22:25, 4 September 2006 (UTC)
this article is obviously pro-Viet Minh oriented but whatever this is not my concern for the moment, i'd like to create a kind of Viet Minh army or Viet Minh organization article. it would present the military organization with division, regiments names, a weapon list could come later as well like done in the korean war article. the pupose is to present the viet minh organization like the bo doi dia phung, the role of the coolies etc. Cliché Online 13:19, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
I strongly disagree with the description of the Viet Minh as a "communist revolutionary national liberation movement." To call it "communist revolutionary" is misleading--the Viet Minh was a coalition movement made up of different nationalist elements. While many of the leaders were members of the Communist party, the goal of the movement was national liberation, a cause that unified various disparate nationalist groups under the same banner. To call it a communist revolutionary movement would be to disregard the organizational brilliance of the movement, not to mention the efforts of intellectuals, Catholics, peasants, bourgeois, and other anti-French sympathizers that participated in this movement. Flaneuse78 (talk) 11:29, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
Response : Flaneuse78 - I've changed the article to reflect this, before I had read about your concern with the line "communist revolutionary national...", I didn't like it either. However please put in your two cents, your paragraph sounds pretty good TwinqleTwinqle (talk) 09:08, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Something should be mentioned about the re-education camps, conducted by the Viet Minh (around 1954 - 60s I believe). Refer to http://www.anapi.asso.fr/en_Prisoners-of-the-Vietminh_25.htm. twinqletwinqle (talk) 14:45, 31 March 2008 (UTC)
True History of Viet Minh
I can no longer find my sources regarding the fact that FDR had laid the foundation of insuring that all of France's former colonies, especially in Indo-China were given over to Soviet authority as part of the hegemony of the New World Order that the U.S., the U.K. and the U.S.S.R. were to form. The Viet Minh were a creation of the U.S. govt. and would never had been able to become the fighting force that they became without the support of the degenerate FDR who trusted the Soviets without question. FDR disliked the French and considered them a nation of losers who had no right existing but only have done so because of the lost lives of millions of non-French people who have fought wars for them in order to achieve colonies and to act as some kind of buffer for Germany's power dating back to the end of the 19th century. Also, it's well known that Hồ Chí Minh was a creation of the U.S. govt. and eventually became the rallying figure for a Communist dominated Southeast Asia. Once again, the U.S. creating an enemy, much like Israel created Hamas in order to ruin the P.L.O in hopes that students of Hamas would turn their focus to studying the Koran and leave a struggle for a Palestinian state with no supporters. Big mistake.
This would become standard policy of the U.S. to create enemies where none existed before our involvement.
Does anyone have any of those sources available to add to the fact that the U.S. was complicit in aiding the Communist Vietnamese and the Viet Minh in general? MattFoley Motivational Speaker (talk) 09:33, 18 February 2009 (UTC)
"South Japan" ?!
Currently the intro section says the Vietminh began in South Japan. That can't be right, but the link given as a reference is broken, and I don't want to change it because I'm not sure where it was actually founded (I assume that's supposed to be "South Vietnam"). Can somebody with a good source fix this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 03:01, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
Here I am again looking up something about Vietnam and finding those annoying diacritical markings. This is the English Wikipedia; if the bias for preserving Vietnamese ethnicity with marks totally foreign to English must prevail, please at least give me the option of a button that allows me to turn them off on my own screen. Yopienso (talk) 18:25, 16 November 2012 (UTC)