Ho Chi Minh is seen as the leader of the North Vietnamese during the American war or the Vietnam war to Americans. Mr. Minh is still the face of Vietnam nationalism to this day, but he was never actually in power. Ho Chi Minh was much more of a figure head. The real leader is Le Duan, he was the one who really did all the moves in North Vietnam and a unified Vietnam after the war. Though Ho Chi Minh was not really in power, he is still a very important figure in social/national movements like a Martin Luther King or Gandhi.
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