Ho Chi Mihn founded Revolutionary Youth League in Southern China
Due to factionalism
Ho Chi Mihn founded Indochina Communist Party (ICP) and grew into the anticolonial force in French Indochina.
Creation of Viet Minh as a nationalist united front under ICP to widen ICP’s appeal.
Viet Minh marched into Hanoi after surrender of Japanese troops
Guerilla war against French after they broke their negotiations
Backed by People’s Republic of China
LDP Politburo authorized support for southern revolutionaries to defeat Ngo Dinh Diem regime
LDP ordered infiltration of North Vietnamese troops into south
LDP continued policy of liberating south even after Ho’s death