Việt Minh

The Việt Minh, also known as the sparingly used League for the Independence of Vietnam, was a national independence coalition formed at Pác Bó by Hồ Chí Minh and the Indochinese Communist PartyLê Duẩn (General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam) and Phạm Văn Đồng ( Prime Minister of North Vietnam from 1955 to 1976) on 19 May 1941. It was the successor of an anti-imperialist united front formed by Vietnamese nationalist parties between 1935 and 1936. The Việt Minh established itself as the only organized anti-French and anti-Japanese resistance group. The leadership of the military branch of the Việt Minh was under the command of Võ Nguyên Giáp.