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

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The overall gist of the Declaration of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam was that the nation of Vietnam, tired of foreign occupation, was determined to free itself of the yoke of foreign colonialism and to govern itself free of outside interference.

Ho Chi Minh, the main leader of the Vietnamese independence movement and a devoted Marxist, drew from the declarations of independence of the very foreign powers that were weighing most heavily on his mind. France had colonized Vietnam, along with Laos and Cambodia, in the late nineteenth century and was determined to regain control of its Southeast Asian colonies following Japan's defeat in World War II. The United States and Britain had cooperated with indigenous guerrilla forces throughout the region in the war against Imperial Japan. The Vietnamese guerrillas, the Viet Minh, fought bravely and anticipated independence once Japan was defeated. Their expectation was one of benign interest on the part of the United States...

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