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Anti-Revisionists and Hoxhaists on Vietnam

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 14 Jan 2010, 05:46
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Post 21 Jun 2015, 03:40
What is the Anti-Revisionist and Hoxhaist line on Vietnam. From what I've looked up many Anti-Revisionists and Hoxhaists seem to be very supportive of Vietnam at least before the market reforms. The support seems to go beyond just supporting their fight against the USA, but they seem to consider Vietnam an actual Marxist-Leninist Socialist state. What makes Vietnam different from other M-L states at this time. I thought Vietnam would count as part of the Soviet Camp.
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Post 22 Aug 2015, 00:48
"[The] Vietnamese took the same position as the Chinese on the issues.... they did not participate in the World Communist Party Congress in Moscow in 1965 or the International Conference of Communist and Workers' Parties in Moscow in 1969. They did not attend either of these two conferences because Brezhnev's foreign policy [still] included such ideas as 'peaceful coexistence', 'peaceful transition to socialism' and approaches toward the Third World on which the SRV differed in principle from the Soviets. Vietnam criticized the policy of the Khrushchev and Brezhnev administrations toward the Third World, particularly their economic assistance policy, as 'economism divorced from a class viewpoint.' This kind of criticism continued to appear in official publications up to 1967.

The Vietnamese did not join in the criticism of Stalin taking place in the Soviet Union and would not go along with the denunciation of Albania. In fact, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam maintains party and state relations with Albania to this day. Vietnamese translations of Stalin's writings are still published in Vietnam. The Vietnamese often used the occasion of Stalin's birthday (December 21) for their attacks on the non-Leninist policy lines of China and the Soviet Union, referring to Stalin as 'the great disciple of Lenin.'"
(Mio Tadashi (ed). Indochina in Transition: Confrontation or Co-prosperity. Tokyo: Japan Institute of International Affairs. 1989. pp. 82-83.)

"As the Brezhnev administration was launched, the Soviets adopted a policy different from that of Khrushchev and increased economic and military aid to Vietnam. Since Soviet aid to the Vietnamese national liberation war became more active in general under Brezhnev, Vietnam quit criticizing the Soviets as 'modern revisionist,' but still viewed his detente with the U.S. no different from Khrushchev's peaceful co-existence policy. Therefore, Vietnam never praised the detente policy, although grateful for the aid it sought and obtained from the Soviets."
(Ibid. p. 134.)

Vietnam and the DPRK during the early and mid 60s took a centrist line in the struggle against Soviet revisionism, concurring with the Chinese and Albanians on various issues but otherwise continuing to support the Soviet leadership in the name of keeping the socialist camp united. Vietnam became increasingly pro-Soviet as time went on, such as endorsing the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia (whereas the Chinese and Albanians condemned it as a fascist-like aggression.) By the time China invaded Vietnam in 1979 the latter country had become dependent on the Soviets for military supplies.

Albanian materials into the 1980s spoke of Vietnam and, as far as I can tell, the DPRK as countries which were on the path of socialist construction, but that their vanguards had incorrect theories and assessments of the world situation which threatened this construction.
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