1, 1906 - April 29, 2000) was an associate of Ho Chi Minh who
helped establish the Indochinese Communist Party. He served
as Prime Minister of North Vietnam from 1954 through 1976, and
was Prime Minister of reunified Vietnam from 1976 until he retired
26, 1893 – September 9, 1976) was the chairman of the
Politburo of the Communist Party of China from 1943 and the
chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of
China from 1945 until his death. Under his leadership, it became
the ruling party of mainland China as the result of its victory
in the Chinese Civil War and the founding of the People's Republic
of China in 1949.
5, 1898 – January 8, 1976), a prominent Chinese Communist
leader, was Premier of the People's Republic of China from 1949
until his death.
19, 1890 - September 3, 1969) was a Vietnamese revolutionary,
statesman, Prime Minister (1954) and President (1954 - 1969)
of North Vietnam.
24, 1898 – November 12, 1969) was a leader of the Communist
Party of China (CPC) and the People's Republic of China.
7, 1908 - July 10, 1986) was an original founder of the Indochina
Communist Party, having been introduced to communism while he
was a railroad worker during the 1920s. Le served on the North
Vietnamese Central Committee under Ho Chi Minh, and directed
the formation of an underground Communist organization in South
Vietnam. He became first secretary of the party in 1960, officially
becoming the most important person in the party other than Ho.
After Ho's death, Le assumed leadership of North Vietnam and
later united Vietnam. When South Vietnam became united with
North Vietnam in 1976, Le became general secretary of the party.
Nguyen Van Hieu
- July 14, 1998) He was born in Tientsin, Chin and then immigrated
with his family to Saigon, Vietnam when the Communists took
over Shanghai in 1949. He was the Republic of Vietnam's Chief
of Police. He was depicted summarily executing Nguyen Van Lem,
a Vietcong agent, in front of an NBC cameraman and Associated
Press photographer Eddie Adams on February 1, 1968. The photo
and film would become two of the most famous images in journalism
and started to change the American public's views on their involvement
- June 6, 1972) was a Chinese communist military commander and
politician. A comrade of Lin Biao from their guerilla days,
Chen was a commander of the New Fourth Army during the Sino-Japanese
War (1937-1945), spearheaded the Shandong counter-offensive
during the Chinese Civil War, and later commanded the Communist
armies that defeated the KMT forces at Huai-Hai and conquered
the lower Yangzi region in 1948-49. He was made a Marshal of
the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in 1955.
the founding of the People's Republic of China, Chen became
mayor of Shanghai. He also served as foreign minister from 1958
to 1972. During the Cultural Revolution, he was purged in 1967,
but not officially dismissed, so Zhou Enlai performed the duties
of foreign minister in his place.
(August 22, 1904—February 19, 1997) was
a revolutionary elder in the Communist Party of China (CPC)
who served as the de facto ruler of the People's Republic of
China from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, forming the core
of the "second generation" CPC leadership. Under his
tutelage, China developed one of the fastest growing economies
in the world.
(1898–December 16, 1975), Communist Party
of China official, was head of the People's Republic of China's
security apparatus until his death, and was subsequently accused
along with the Gang of Four of being responsible for persecutions
during the Cultural Revolution.