Myth: Ho Chi Minh was a nationalist and a benevolent leader of his people

Fact: Ho Chi Minh was a dedicated communist and slaughtered hundreds of thousands of his fellow countrymen.

  • Ho Chi Minh was a founding member of the French Communist Party in 1920 and founded the IndoChinese Communist Party in 1930.
  • He spent four years training in Russia and became a member of the Comintern.
  • He was not just a member of the Comintern. He was the protege of Dmitry Manuilsky, right hand man to both Stalin and Lenin.
  • He was a dedicated Stalinist who never swayed from his desire to forward the cause of international communism.
  • He turned his fellow countrymen over to the French for money and to eliminate his rivals while consolidating his power.
  • He "purged" the North Vietnamese landowner class, killing at least 50,000 (some estimates are as high as 900,000!) of them for the "crime" of being financially independent.
  • He slaughtered and imprisoned hundreds of thousands of his own countrymen in the South in an effort to rid himself of all opposition.

Confirming Evidence

Ho Chi Minh and The Comintern

Ho Chi Minh and the Communist Movement in Indochina, A Study in the Exploitation of Nationalism

Ho Chi Minh: North Vietnam Leader

Ho Chi Minh: Disciplined Communist

Ho Chi Minh: The Man Who Deceived the World

American hip-hop defines Vietnamese communist history: "Ho", "Ho", "Ho" Chi Minh

UNMASKING HO CHI MINH

Autopsy of a Massacre On a Political Purge in the Early Days of the Indochina War (Nam Bo 1947)

The New Vietnam

The Blood-Red Hands of Ho Chi Minh

Some Collective Facts About Ho Chi Minh

HO CHI MINH'S TRUE COLORS

The American involvement in Vietnam