Hồ Chí Minh (Nguyễn Sinh Cung)

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- Basic Information
o Current City: Hanoi, Vietnam
o Hometown: Kim Liên Village
o Sex: Male
o Birthday: September 2, 1945
o Political Views: Communist
o Religious Views: Confucianism
o Bio: Ho Chi Minh, born Nguyễn Sinh Cung in Kim Liên Village, had two older siblings and one younger one that died in infancy. After receiving a French education, Ho began to study various governments, such as communism. When he returned to Vietnam, Vietnam was occupied by France. He then led the Việt Minh in an independence movement against France. His style of fighting was out of the ordinary and it allowed them to be successful against the French, leading to the liberation of Vietnam from the French. The Việt Minh had many power struggles in Vietnam and got rid of rival groups by killing them. For example, they killed the leader of the Constitutional Party, the head of the Party for Independence, and Ngo Dinh Khoi (Ngo Dinh Diem's brother). When south Vietnam created a democratic government, the Việt Minh (based in the north) were upset by it. Ho Chi Minh led the Việt Minh to fight against the Southern Vietnamese who were backed by the United States because they feared communism. The Communist North, led by Ho Chi Minh, used guerilla tactics and series of tunnels in order to hold the United states of America and the South Vietnamese forces at bay. Ho Chi Minh died while the outcome of the war was still in question. But after a very long war with many casualties, the North Vietnamese forces, previously led by Ho Chi Minh, prevailed and unified the country of Vietnam. In honor of Ho Chi Minh, the former capital of South Vietnam, Saigon, was captured during the war and was named Ho Chi Minh City in honor of the great communist leader of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh’s legacy still lives on because of the city, Ho Chi Minh City, and because Vietnam is still a Communist country.
o Favorite Quotations:
"The object of my relationship with Vietnam has been to heal the wounds that exist, particularly among our veterans, and to move forward with a positive relationship,... Apparently some in the Vietnamese government don't want to do that and that's their decision.
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"It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me. "

- Relationships
o Mother:Nguyễn Minh Can
o Father: Nguyễn Sinh Sắc
o Daughters: none
o Sons: none
o Brothers: Nguyễn Tất Đạt and Nguyễn Sinh Nhuận
o Sisters: Nguyễn Thị Thanh

- Likes and Interest
o Activities: Chinese and Vietnamese writing
o Interests: Confucianism, Communism, Politics
o Music: Louis Armstrong, Jazz
o Books: Anything by Karl Marx
o Movies: Nguyen Ai Quoc in Hong Kong
o Television: Old T.V. shows like M.A.S.H

- Education and Work
o High School: Homeschooled by Vuong Thuc Do
o College/University: Lycée in Huế
o Employer: A teacher at Dục Thanh school in Phan Thiết


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Groups

GROUP 1:communism_icg
- I would fit into this group because I love communism. Communism interests me a lot. This group is all for Communism.
GROUP 2: VN-Politics
- This group is all about Vietnamese Politics. I really like politics, especially when it is about Vietnam, my home country. I will fit in really well because I was a political leader in Vietnam.
GROUP 3: VN-News
- This group is excellent because it is about the current news in Vietnam. Keeping up with the news in Vietnam is very important. A lot of things are happening in Vietnam all the time and it is helpful to have a group to keep up with it.
GROUP 4: lovingvietnamschildren
- This group is all for loving Vietnam's children. As a political leader, my top priority is the children of my country. I can be beneficial to this group because i have the necessary power to give some love to Vietnam's children.
GROUP 5: AIDS_ASIA
- I joined this group because I believe that people with AIDS in Asia need help. I am all for the people and their welfare. If I wasn't the representation of the people, i would not have been a successful leader.
GROUP 6: DienDanVietNam
- This group is great because it calls for the progress of Vietnam. When i was the president of Vietnam, my top priority (after loving small children) was the progress of my country. I would do anything for the progress of Vietnam.
GROUP 7: karlmarx
- I joined this group because i believe in Karl Marx's ideals and his concepts. He is basically my most favorite person in the whole world. He is my hero because he made the perfect government.
GROUP 8:Confucianism
- This group is about Confucianism and I follow this religion, so I joined this group. My dad brought me up under Confucianism, so that is why I like it. I found that it was appropriate to join the group because I believe in it.
GROUP 9: Confucious_wisdom
- I believe in Confucious's wisdom, so i felt that it was necessary to join this group. His teachings about the social order helped me become a leader. I believe in Confucious's teachings because that is the way I was brought up.
GROUP 10: VN-Marketing
- I joined this group because I think that the economy in Vietnam needs improvement. The economy there is failing and I think that I can help it. By joining this group, I can express my views about how the economy can be made stronger.

Quizzes
QUIZ 1: What is you animal personality?
- You are the Wolf
- This fits me because although most of the time I am alone, I am ready to be the leader of the pack. The wolf is a born leader, much like me. I am also like a wolf in the way that I can be fierce when I need to.

QUIZ 2: What type of doodle are you?
- People(faces) - You like learning new things. You are smart and kind. You work hard for what you want. You study people, watching their reactions and body language. You have a lot of determination.
- This fits me because I enjoy learning about new things. I am also indeed smart and considerate. I am willing to work hard for the things that I want, and what i want is what my country needs.

QUIZ 3:The Sorting Hat knows which Harry Potter house you belong in
-You belong in Gryffindor where dwell the brave of heart, their daring, nerve, and chivalry setting Gryffindors apart.
- This fits me because I am daring. I am willing to risk a lot in order to protect my home country of Vietnam. I am also brave, and i feel that i will fit in very nicely under Gryffindor along side Harry Potter.

QUIZ 4:What religion are you?
- You are Buddhist. You follow the teachings of Siddharta Guatuama, by the Noble Eightfold path. Some view Buddha, as a God, other's don't. You believe in reincarnation and if you reach nirvana in your life, you will reach atman.
- Although I actually follow Confucianism I believe that my views are also similar to a Buddhist's. I feel that the way to recieve salvation is by helping man-kind as much as i can and by being good to my country.

QUIZ 5: What kind of movie do you belong in?
- Action-You love explosions and belong in an action movie. You should rent movies like The Matrix and Avatar.
- This fits me well because I love action movies. I was, after all, the leader of the Viet Minh. Being a leader and being part of a lot of action makes me the perfect candidate for an action movie.


Discussion:

Buddha: I feel like i am most similar to Siddhartha because we bost have the same ideas. Both of us believe that the poor need help and that people are suffereing everywhere. I think I would be very good friends with the Buddha.

I think that i am least like David Livingston because he, being an Englishman, has different views than me. Since I am Asian, our views would obviously be different. Also, he is Christian and i follow Confucianism, so I don't think we would get along very well if we happened to meet.




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