1975 Vietnamese Ministry of Education Wall Map of Vietnam during the August Revolution

AugustRevVietnam-education-1975
$950.00
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1975 Vietnamese Ministry of Education Wall Map of Vietnam during the August Revolution

AugustRevVietnam-education-1975

The August Revolution and Ho Chi Minh's declaration of Vietnamese independence.
$950.00

Title


Cách Mạng Tháng Tám. / August Revolution.
  1975 (dated)     48 x 31.5 in (121.92 x 80.01 cm)     1 : 1500000

Description


Published near the end of the American Vietnam War, this 1975 Vietnamese Ministry of Education wall map of Vietnam depicts the events of the 1945 August Revolution, which was an armed revolt against the Japanese occupation and French colonial rule. Small illustrations of the Vietnamese Communist flag (now the national flag of Vietnam) mark cities where insurrections occurred during the revolution, with small red numbers dating them. The dark red in extreme northern Vietnam highlights the region where the Central committee of the Communist Party based its operations and directed the revolution, while the orange areas mark 'Chiến Khu', war zones.
The August Revolution
The August Revolution, also known as the August General Uprising, began in mid-August 1945 and within two weeks the Việt Minh controlled all of Vietnam. This fortuitous position evolved after the Japanese coup d'état in March 1945 that overthrew the puppet French government. The coup exacerbated an already devastating famine, which allowed the Việt Minh the opportunity to organize their 'People's Revolutionary Committees'. When the Japanese surrendered in August 1945, these committees were poised to seize power and did so without hesitation. Two weeks later, on September 2, 1945 Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnamese independence from France, which would lead to the French Indochina War and subsequently the American Vietnam War.
Publication History and Census
This map was created and printed by The Second Publishing House Of Survey Of Geodesy And Map and published by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education in 1975. This is the only known example.

Condition


Average. Backed on archival tissue for stability. Large area of infill at top center. Old poorly executed repairs and been replaced with archival repairs, but some damage is impossible to undo. Exhibits soiling throughout. Blank on verso.