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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)

army organization[edit]

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)

this article need to redirect to "Việt Minh". (talk) 07:24, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Inaccurate Description[edit]

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)

Re-education Camps[edit]

Something should be mentioned about the re-education camps, conducted by the Viet Minh (around 1954 - 60s I believe). Refer to twinqletwinqle (talk) 14:45, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

True History of Viet Minh[edit]

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" ?![edit]

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 (talk) 03:01, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

It was founded at Pac Bo, in North Vietnam, near the Chinese-Vietnamese border. --SheenShin (talk) 22:18, 27 May 2011 (UTC)

Diacritical markings[edit]

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)

If you want to complain, get in line, senora. DHN (talk) 19:20, 16 November 2012 (UTC)
Been there, done that. Yopienso (talk) 20:08, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

Formation of Pathet Lao[edit]

Hello, all,

Influence of the Viet Minh on the formation and activities of the Pathet Lao should be covered in this article.

Georgejdorner (talk) 16:11, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

What is the ICP?[edit]

First paragraph refers to ICP, but no explanation of it — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:26, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

please contact[edit] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:28, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

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Requested move 5 September 2017[edit]

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The result of the move request was: Moved. ErikHaugen (talk | contribs) 19:35, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

Viet MinhViệt Minh – the pre-1955 movement against the French is now given the correct ệ in English books. Ben Kiernan Viet Nam: A History from Earliest Times to the Present 2017 Page 381 "Estimates suggest that by late July the Việt Minh had enlisted or recruited possibly 150,000 people in Tonkin, 20,000 in Annam, and 10,000 in Cochinchina.". Also WP:CONSISTENCY with the vast majority of en.wp pre-Vietnam War articles. (Not consistent obviously with the later Viet Cong which is a 1960s US name not real Vietnamese name of the NLF). In ictu oculi (talk) 09:39, 5 September 2017 (UTC)

  • Support per nom. Wikipedia is an online, Unicode-based reference work that need not reflect archaic typographical limitations. See also WP:DGUIDE: Reasons. —  AjaxSmack  03:15, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Oppose - Finding it with the "correct" diacritics in a few books doesn't mean that it's the most common form. Most reliable English-language sources (i.e. Britannica) don't use it. Academicoffee71 (talk) 22:45, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. No need to stick to outdated typography. (I can still remember when the state institution I used to work for finally managed to go from ALLCAPS in their database to normal ASCII and then finally being able to use diacritics) Agathoclea (talk) 15:01, 15 September 2017 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.
Just for the record the 'oppose' there Academicoffee71 is a Bobby Martnen/Genealogizer sock. Would have struck through but already closed. In ictu oculi (talk) 19:59, 16 September 2017 (UTC)
It's permissible to strike anyway; the refactoring rule that permits one to strike another editor's comment is a higher-grade permission than tweaking formatting in a hatted thread. >;-)  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  23:33, 23 September 2017 (UTC)