"Was Ho Chi Minh a Communist stooge"

Ho Chi Minh
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Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) was a Vietnamese revolutionary leader who became Prime Minister and President of Vietnam. He was also a key figure in the foundation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945, having led the independence movement against the Japanese occupation since 1941.

After defeating the French in 1954, ending the First Indochina War, he stepped down in 1955 due to health problems. But he still remained an important figurehead in Vietnam, and he became an inspiration to the country during the Vietnam War.