A Survey of Village Conditions during the 1945 Famine in Vietnam

  • Motoo Furuta
Part of the Studies in the Economies of East and South-East Asia book series (SEESEA)


Between the autumn of 1944 and the summer of 1945, in the final phase of the Second World War, North Vietnam was struck by a severe famine. Early Vietnamese accounts reported that ‘two million’ people died of starvation, and Ho Chi Minh repeated this figure in his pronouncement of independence for Vietnam on 2 September 1945.


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