From the 17th century on, Vietnam had never had a steady period of peace or prosperity. Vietnam fell into a civil war between the 16th to early 19th century between three powerful lords, Trinh and Nguyen, and the Tay Son brothers. Next, French influence and invasions took over Vietnam and established Fre...
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The results of the success of communism being implemented into Vietnamese society led the Vietnamese people to successfully defeat the French colonialists in the First Indochina War and unify Vietnam in the Second Indochina War. These victories symbolize how the effects of communism were able to bring people together based on their similarities. The ideologies of communism were appealing to all of the Vietnamese people because they were all suffering economically and politically from the French. Because of these appealing communist ideologies, Ho Chi Minh was able to bring the Vietnamese together on nationalistic and patriotic terms. Overall, although there were ideologies that came into play simultaneously as communism, it was Ho Chi Minh who successfully ushered in his Marxist Leninist ideology that allowed for Vietnam to unite and free Vietnam.
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