“All the peoples on the earth are equal from birth, all the peoples have a right to live and to be happy and free.”
Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi, Vietnam, Sunday 2 September 1945
Ho Chi Minh was born on 19 May 1890 and was a revolutionary and statesman who later became prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) from 1946 to 1955 and president from 1946 to 1969.
From the early 1940s Ho led the Vietnamese independence movement, establishing the communist-governed Democratic Republic of Vietnam in 1945 and then defeating the French Union in 1954 at Dien Bien Phu and forcing the French to leave the country. In the late 1950s Ho lost political power, ...