Ho Chi Minh was originally a member of the French Socialist Party in France, before joining the French Communist Party. As a member, Minh was more focussed on the straight forward and quick decision making questions present in various regions of the world. In 1920, the Socialist Party decided not to pursue the motive of various left wing minded members, who wanted to press for immediate freedom of all colonial areas. On Christmas Day, Minh and other left minded leaders formally side lined themselves to create Communist Party with clear vision which matched with their own thoughts. After formally being one of the founding members of the French Communist Party, Minh visited various parts of France, where he spoke to a number of Vietnamese soldiers who fought for France. The soldiers were waiting to return to the homeland, which was not easy in the prevailing political and war situation. Hence it was easier for Minh to persuade few of the soldiers to join his motion against the colonial rule which will later take the shape of a movement. While trying to earn some soldiers in order to start his campaign, Minh was not thoroughly using his communist agenda. He skilfully used nationalist approach along with the communist mind-set to influence the soldiers who were clearly in active sense of urgency to fight the colonial rule in Indochina (Karnow 1998).
After earning a number of nationalist Vietnamese soldiers and nationals in France, Minh shifted his base to Moscow for long time, where he converted his thought to communist ideology. Moscow was the capital of the world communist revolution at that time, which paved Minh’s path to grow stronger as a leader. In 1922, Minh met Communist leader Lenin in the Fourth Comintern Congress in Moscow. The meeting made clear path towards formation of communist revolution in Vietnam, and Minh formally inducted into the Comintern’s Southeast Asia Bureau.