What were the Viet Minh fighting for?

What was the original purpose of the Viet Minh?

The Vietnam Doc Lap Dong Minh (Vietnam Independence League), or Viet Minh as it would become known to the world, was a Communist front organization founded by Ho Chi Minh in 1941 to organize resistance against French colonial rule and occupying Japanese forces.

Why were the Viet Minh fighting the French?

Fighting broke out in Haiphong between the Việt Minh government and the French over a conflict of interest in import duty at the port.

Why did the US support the Viet Minh?

The USA was afraid that communism would spread to South Vietnam and then the rest of Asia. It decided to send money, supplies and military advisers to help the South Vietnamese Government.

Did the US support the Viet Minh?

Ho Chi Minh’s resistance to colonial powers in Indochina led to the formation of the Marxist liberation movement known as the Viet Minh. The United States provided financial support to France’s fight against Ho Chi Minh and the Viet Minh from the 1940s until direct U.S. involvement.

Where did the Vietcong do most of their fighting?

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How did the Viet Minh defeated the French?

As the Viet Minh anti-aircraft fire took its toll, fewer and fewer of those supplies reached the French. The garrison was overrun in May after a two-month siege, and most of the French forces surrendered.

Battle of Dien Bien Phu.

Date 13 March – 7 May 1954 (1 month, 3 weeks and 3 days)
Result Democratic Republic of Vietnam victory

What made fighting in Vietnam so difficult?

Explanation: Firstly most of the war was fought as a guerrilla war. This is a type of war which conventional forces such as the US army in Vietnam, find notoriously difficult to fight. … The Americans, laden down with conventional weapons and uniform were not equipped to fight in the paddy fields and jungles.

What was the primary goal of the Vietcong?

The movement’s principal objectives were the overthrow of the South Vietnamese government and the reunification of Vietnam.