The Vietnam war was fought between the communists and the government of southern Vietnam the communist country's were North Vietnam,China, and the Soviet Union. The south support was anti-communist such as the United States. The war started in December 1956 and need in April 1975 it lasted 18 years. The war was fought in South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. The Vietnam war started because America president Eisnhower did not want communism spread through the world and eventually America. On March 29, 1973, the last U.S combat troops left Vietnam as part of the Paris Peace Accords. On April 30, 1975, as acting President General Duong Van Minh and his cabinet surrendered to the communist forces unconditionally in the independence Palace, Saigon the Vietnam War.