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Viet Nam Workers' Party

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The Viet Nam Workers' Party (Lao Dong) was the name of the current Communist Party of Viet Nam from 1951 to 1976, essentially going back to the name of the Indochinese Communist Party formed in 1930. During much of the Indochinese revolution and Vietnam War, while the Party members were certainly Marxist-Leninists, they preferred not to be called "Communist". The term Viet Cong, meaning "Vietnamese Communist", was avoided by purists.