What is the overall gist of the Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The Vietnamese Declaration of Independence was really quite a short document which is modeled largely on the United States' Declaration of Independence.

Like the US Declaration, it has a first section in which it lays out the idea of all people being equal.  It uses words from the US Declaration and rhetoric from France's revolution as well.

The Declaration then goes on to list basic reasons why France's rule has become intolerable to the Vietnamese.  This, too, is like the US Declaration.

The document ends by declaring the country's independence and its determination to keep that independence.

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The declaration of Independence by The Democratic Republic of Vietnam (now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) was delivered by the President Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi on 2 September 1945.

The declaration stresses upon the fact that Vietnam was under the French for over 80 years. During this period the Vietnamese had to face a lot of hardships. Later when the Japanese attacked Vietnam during the World War II, the French did not resist them and instead handed over Vietnam to Japan. People were again treated in a merciless manner by the Japanese and millions lost their lives.

The Vietnamese deserve the freedom that they have achieved and for which they fought the French and later the Japanese.

The declaration stresses on the fact that it is now universally acknowledged that all men and women deserve to be treated equally and hence the people of Vietnam too have the right to claim their independence.

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