Ho Chi Minh was born on 19th of May, 1890 in the village of Hoàng Trù in Vietnam during the time of the French colonisation, his given name was Nguyen That Thanh. His father, Nguyen Sinh Sac, was a district magistrate during the early 19th century, who was openly critical of the French policies that had infiltrated the executive arms of the country's ruling elite. Such political ideas were passed down to his son Ho Chi Minh who became of one of the most influential, nationalistic political leaders of the 20th Century. His political philosophy, based on the teachings of Vladimir Lenin, Marx and Confucius, and fueled by an anti-colonial and nationalistic agenda, combined to create a voice that united many Vietnamese to fight for the
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It was also in Paris that Ho converted to Communism when he discovered the teachings of Karl Marx, this led him to become one of the establishing members of the French Communist Party in , his status was noticed by the Comintern (Communism International) an organisation wanting to spread communisim around the world. The Comintern offered to recruit Ho, whom readily accepted; his acceptance to join the Comintern led him to travel to Moscow which allowed him to become affiliated with many Soviet leaders such as Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky and in the process examined new revolutionary and organisational techniques, these techniques would eventually be deployed when he would become the founder of the Indochinese revolution.
The Comintern sent Ho to Guangzhou, China as a spy in 1925. Ho then took up a different alias whom was called Ly Thuy and spreads his revolutionary thoughts by publishin a book called the Road to Revolution whilst spending the next three years travelling to Paris, Brussels and Thailand. As he was in East Asia he managed to gather exiled Vietnamese revolutionaries and tutored them with teachings mixed from Marxism-Leninism and Confucian styled virtues, this group would eventually form the Vietnamese Revolutionary League in 1925 and is the first true