Only the Tay and the Tho cooperated a lot with the Viet Minh, perhaps because they stayed at the communist bases. Outstanding among the Tay leaders, apart from the dead Hoang Van Thu, was Chu Van Tan, the former European Union who watched the troops for the French, followed by the Viet Minh. Diabetes in this family we poster. In order to win the hearts of the ethnic minorities, Chu Van Tan was nominated by Ho Chi Minh as Defense Minister in the first Viet Minh government in 1945. But only a few months later, he was replaced by Vo Nguyen Giap.