(Re)Collecting the Vietnam War

1929-1930 - French authorities suppresses Vietnamese Nationalist Party supporters

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Title

1929-1930 - French authorities suppresses Vietnamese Nationalist Party supporters

Description

French authorities suspect the Vietnamese Nationalist Party of assassinating a high-ranking French official in 1929 (possibly at Communist instigation). The French imprison party supporters and launch a thorough but clandestine investigation of the party's underground activities. Fearing that French retaliation will destroy the party, the party orders nationwide insurrection in 1930, but the French are able to suppress the uprisings and conclusively destroy the effectiveness of the party. Many members flee to China, and others are arrested and executed. The French destruction of the party opens immediate opportunity for Hồ Chí Minh and the Communists, and virtually guarantees their ultimate control of the nationalist movement.

Date

1929-02-09/1930-06-17

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Citation

“1929-1930 - French authorities suppresses Vietnamese Nationalist Party supporters,” (Re)Collecting the Vietnam War, accessed October 24, 2018, http://vietnamwar.neatline-uva.org/items/show/12.