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Communist Vietnam

  • Paul Brooker

Abstract

Before 1980 the Vietnamese Communist regime had such an orthodox Communist political structure – whether as North Vietnam in 1954–75 or reunified Vietnam thereafter – that its orthodoxy was actually a distinctive feature of the regime. In particular, the Vietnamese carried the Leninist commitment to collective leadership to the furthest lengths seen in a Communist regime. After the death of the founding leader Ho Chi Minh in 1969, all the other Politburo members elected at the 1960 Party Congress continued to serve together as a collegiate and outwardly unified collective leadership until the 1980s.1

Keywords

Economic Reform State Sector State Enterprise Communist Regime Economic Liberalisation 
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Copyright information

© Paul Brooker 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Brooker
    • 1
  1. 1.Victoria UniversityWellingtonNew Zealand

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