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(VIETNAMESE HISTORY) complex network of mountain roads and trails leading from the mountain highlands west of Hanoi to the Mekong river delta. This was used by the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) between 1959 and 1975 to infiltrate the putative "Republic of Vietnam" (South Vietnam). The network had some 16,000 Km (10,000 miles) of roads.

The road was named for Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh, leader of the Viet Minh and Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV); construction began on his birthday (9 May 1959).

The road was built at enormous sacrifice by the Vietnamese and their allies in the Lao & Khmer peasantry. During most of the Second Indochina War, it was a primary target of US bombing raids. After creating a puppet state in Saigon, the US military sealed off the 17th parallel between the two sectors of Vietnam; so PAVN forces bypassed the DMZ and cut through Laos and Cambodia. The US military thus intervened militarily in Laos (against the pro-Communist Pathet Lao) and in Cambodia (against the Khmer Communist Party, or Khmer Rouge).
The Ho Chi Minh Trail was a constant target for B-52 bombers, but bombing failed to stop traffic on it. As a consequence, the US organized the ouster of the Cambodian monarchy in 1970, so it could use the puppet junta to get permission for invading Cambodia.

The USA dropped an astonishing volume of high explosives on Cambodia in the hopes of shutting down the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

The National Liberation Front (NLF, or "Viet Cong") was supported by supplies from the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
by Primus Intra Pares July 24, 2010
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this is a nickname for highway 880 in the san francisco bay area from union city to milpitas, named for the extremely large percentage of asian drivers found on it. and subsequently the high numbers of traffic jams and accidents etc etc
dude, it took me 3 hours to go 2 miles on the ho chi minh trail, must be chinese new years
by Ddoug November 26, 2006
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A group of three or more attractive female asian teenagers dressed like sluts in a public place.
Damn dog, you should have gone to the state fair with us, there was a Ho Chi Minh Trail of bitches just looking to party on our dicks.
by vanyort September 04, 2008
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A landing strip(thin strip of pubic hair right above the vagina) on an Asian woman.
"Damn, look at that bitches Ho Chi Minh Trail!"

"Shit, we're gonna have to slash and burn to get to that pussy"
by Konstanteddie August 29, 2008
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