National Party of Vietnam

National Party of Vietnam

 

(Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang), a political party founded in December 1927. Originally the party reflected the interests of the small and middle bourgeoisie and called for the overthrow of the colonial regime. In 1930 it organized the Yen Bay Uprising, which was suppressed by the French colonialists. After the victory of the August Revolution of 1945, when Chiang Kai-shek’s forces were entering North Vietnam (1945–46), the National Party reflected the interests of the reactionary members of the bourgeoisie and landlords. In March 1946 the National Party and the Dong Minh Hoi (Revolutionary League of Vietnam) together won 70 seats in the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV). The National Party was a member of the Union and Resistance coalition government and of the Lien Viet. The party revealed its true nature by collaborating with Chiang Kai-shek’s forces, and when the latter left Vietnam, the party was banned in the DRV. In 1954 a reactionary political party called the National Party of Vietnam was formed in South Vietnam.

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