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Happy 130th birthday to Vietnamese revolutionary and national liberation leader, Ho Chi Minh.

As a leader of the resistance that would liberate Vietnam from French colonialism and defeat US imperialism, Ho Chi Minh gave hope to oppressed and exploited people around the world.
At age 21, Ho Chi Minh left his country to become a revolutionary, traveling through Harlem, London and Paris and getting involved in the international socialist movement. In France he became a founding member of the French Communist Party.
Later he lived in the Soviet Union & China where he studied & worked in different governmental institutions. He also served as a senior Comintern agent round Southeast Asia and eventually, in the late 1930s, went to China to serve as an advisor to the Communist armed forces.
After returning to Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh played a major role in uniting the left fractions & forging the party that would lead the liberation movement in the region. By the 1960s his name was chanted by protesters the world over, becoming a symbol of anti-imperialist resistance.
Photo of Ho Chi Minh as a delegate of the French Socialist Party at the Congress of Tours in 1920 speaking in favor of affiliation to the Third International.
Photos of Ho Chi Minh at the Comintern Congress in 1924.
Photo of Ho Chi Minh with Mao Zedong.
Photo of Ho Chi Minh with General Vo Nguyen Giap and other Vietnamese resistance leaders discussing the Điện Biên Phủ military campaign against the French colonizers.
Photo of Ho Chi Minh being received by President Sukarno in Indonesia in 1959.
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