The Vietnamese people resist the American aggressor

Yuenan renmin kangji Meiguo qinlüezhe
The Vietnamese people resist the American aggressor
ca. 1967
Renmin meishu chubanshe (人民美术出版社)
52.5x37.5 cm.
BG D25/167

The third sheet of a series of 22 (incomplete). The pictorial exhibition includes quotes by Mao Zedong, photographs and cartoons.

The text to the left of the Lyndon B. Johnson caricature indicates that American imperialism has violated the Geneva Accords of 1954 ending the First Indochina War. These Accords called for a cease-fire, a regrouping of forces along the 17th parallel, with the Communists to the north and the French to the south. After two years, general elections were to be held in both the North and the South, leading to the establishment of a single national government.

The Mao quotation at the top reads "All reactionaries are paper tigers. In appearance, the reactionaries are terrifying, but in reality they are not so powerful. From a long-term point of view, it is not the reactionaries but the people who are really powerful."

All posters in this series

Search this site

Share this page

Order a reprint of this poster at