Ho Chi Minh

The Impact of His Leadership: 1910-1945


  • Manning Russell


“Ho Chi Minh: The Impact of His Leadership: 1910-1945” examines the impact Ho Chi Minh had on the creation and the rise of the Vietnamese communist movement. It explores all of the different ways Minh influenced the party and challenges the notion that the individuals place in history has become obsolete. This essay argues that Minh’s unique circumstances (specifically his background within the western world and within the USSR) and abilities (specifically his ability to unite various groups and causes within Vietnam under the common banner of nationalism) made him invaluable to the establishment of the communist party in Vietnam, and that the nation would have developed very differently without his presence.