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Ho Chi Minh British & World English

(1890–1969), Vietnamese communist statesman, President of North Vietnam 1954–69; born Nguyen That Thanh. He led the Vietminh against the Japanese during the Second World War, fought the French until they were defeated in 1954 and Vietnam was divided into North and South Vietnam, and deployed his forces in the guerrilla struggle that became the Vietnam War

Ho Chi Minh City British & World English

Official name (since 1975) for Saigon.

Ho Chi Minh Trail British & World English

A covert system of trails along Vietnam’s western frontier, a major supply route for North Vietnamese forces during the Vietnam War