Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Interesting Random Facts--Phan Chu Trinh

Phan Chu Trinh was the Vietnamese version of Gandhi.  He tried to end France's occupation of Vietnam using non-violent principles, and appealing to the democratic spirit in France.
He was sentenced to death by France in 1908, but was eventually pardoned because of his many admirers in France.
My girlfriend tells me that he is still studied these days in Vietnamese schools.
Today most major cities in Vietnam have streets named after him.
Source: Wikipedia

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