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“The Path Which Led Me to Leninism”  

Ho Chi Minh (Nguyen Ai Quoc)

On September 2, 1945, the day of Japan’s surrender to the United States, the leader of the communist resistance in Indochina, Ho Chi Minh, read a Vietnamese declaration of independence to ... More

“The People’s War”  

Vo Nguyen Giap

Although Ho Chi Minh was the main political leader of the Vietminh, the dominant military figure was Vo Nguyen Giap (1912–2013). Like Ho, Giap was a long-time revolutionary and nationalist. ... More

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights  

United Nations General Assembly

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, was one of the most significant and lasting results of the Second World War. ... More

The Vietnamese Declaration of Independence  

Ho Chi Minh (Nguyen Ai Quoc)

In September 1945, the same month that World War II officially ended, Ho Chi Minh (1890–1969) declared both Vietnamese independence and the establishment of the Democratic Republic of ... More

“What Educated Women Can Do”  

Indira Gandhi

The only child of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi served in turn as prime minister between 1966 and 1977 and again from 1980 until her assassination in ... More

“Why Americans Fight in Vietnam”  

Lyndon B. Johnson

The American leader most associated with American involvement in Vietnam was President Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973). In his speech “Why Americans Fight in Vietnam” (1965), he attempted to ... More

“Why I Oppose the Vietnam War”  

John Kerry

The Vietnam War and the cost it imposed on the young Americans who served there (not to mention on the Vietnamese themselves) was the focus of John Kerry’s testimony before the U.S. Senate, ... More

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