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by Zeljko Heimer and Phil Nelson

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Viet Quoc

The Viet Quoc, or Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang was established on December 25, 1927. Its primary objectives included armed uprising aimed at toppling the French colonialist regime all over Vietnam to gain independence for its Fatherland and democracy as well as happiness for its people.

On February 10, 1930, the Viet Quoc were involved in a general uprising in Ha Noi (Hanoi). The attacks were unsuccessful and the leaders were sentenced to death by the French government.

Along with the communist party, the Viet Quoc was a member of the Vietnamese Revolutionary Allied League (Viet Nam Cach Menh Dong Minh Hoi, or VNCMDMH). The communists, led by Ho Chi Minh took control of the government, expelling non-communist parties from the VNCKMDMH and executing members of the political opposition.

Taking refuge in South Vietnam, the Viet Quoc joined the armed forces of South Vietnam from 1954-1975. The party is presently in exile.

The Viet Quoc was strongly patterned after the Chinese Kuomintang. During the 1930's they received funding from the KMT as well as the Vietnam Hotel in Hanoi which the party owned. As the organization was devoted to the independence of Vietnam, the hotel provided a means for French agents to acquire information about the party activities.
Phil Nelson, 2 September 2003