1914 World War I breaks out in Europe.
1919 Association of Patriotic Vietnamese in France sends “Eight Points” seeking ‘self-determination’ for Vietnam signed by Nguyễn Ái Quốc (Hồ Chí Minh) to U.S. President Wilson and other heads of delegations at the Versailles Peace Conference. Wilson rebuffs him.
1920 Hồ Chí Minh joins the newly formed French Communist Party.
1924 Hồ Chí Minh leaves Paris for Moscow, becomes a full-time agent of the Communist Party.
February 1930 Nguyễn Ái Quốc (Hồ Chí Minh) facilitates Hong Kong meeting that founds the Vietnamese Communist Party, later called the Indochinese Communist Party; then the Việt Nam Workers’ Party; currently the Vietnamese Communist Party.
1936 Popular Front Government comes to power in France; Indochinese. Communist Party functions more openly.