“You can kill 10 of my men for every one I kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and I will win,” Ho Chi Minh warns French colonialists, 1946.
The Vietnamese fascinated tens of millions of people through their untiring and novel armed struggle that spread over a century. First against the French occupation and then against US aggression. It instilled anti-imperialist feelings not just in the developing world but also in the West. It was indeed a bloody affair. Hence too loud. Once again, the country has attained marvellous achievements in the social and economic sectors. But hardly anyone knows beyond Vietnam’s borders. Before going into these details, let’s look into the context.