"Politics is the process and method of gaining or maintaining support for public or common action, the conduct of "decision-making for groups. Although it is usually applied to "governments, political behavior is also observed in "corporate, "academic, "religious, and other institutions. "Political philosophy is the study of topics such as politics, "liberty, "justice, "property, "rights, "law, and the enforcement of a "legal code by authority: what they are, why (or even if) they are needed, what, if anything, makes a government legitimate, what rights and freedoms it should protect and why, what form it should take and why, what the law is, and what duties citizens owe to a legitimate government, if any, and when it may be legitimately overthrown, if ever. "Political science is the field devoted to studying political behavior and examining the acquisition and application of "power, or the ability to impose one's will on another. Its practitioners are known as political scientists. Political scientists look at "elections, "public opinion, institutional activities, the "ideologies behind various "politicians and "interest groups, how politicians achieve and wield their influence, and so on.
The "Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang is a revolutionary "socialist political party that sought independence from French colonial rule in "Vietnam during the early 20th century. Its origins lie in the mid-1920s, when a group of young "Hanoi-based intellectuals began publishing revolutionary material. From 1928, the VNQDD attracted attention through its assassinations of French officials and Vietnamese collaborators. Under increasing French pressure, the VNQDD leadership switched tack, replacing a strategy of isolated clandestine attacks against individuals with a plan to expel the French in a single blow with a large-scale popular uprising. After stockpiling home-made weapons, the VNQDD launched "an uprising on 10 February 1930 at "Yen Bai with the aim of sparking a widespread revolt. The mutiny was quickly put down, with heavy French retribution. "Nguyen Thai Hoc and other leading figures were captured and executed and the VNQDD never regained its political strength in the country. During the 1930s, the party was eclipsed by "Ho Chi Minh's "Indochinese Communist Party (ICP). Vietnam was occupied by "Japan during "World War II and, in the chaos that followed the Japanese surrender in 1945, the VNQDD and the ICP briefly joined forces in the fight for Vietnamese independence. However, after a falling out, Ho purged the VNQDD, leaving his communist-dominated "Vietminh unchallenged as the foremost anti-colonial militant organisation.