December 1956-April 1976
The Vietnam war was a fight between communist North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The Vietnam war was a prolonged struggle between Nationalist forces attempting to unify the country of Vietnam under a communist government and the U.S. attempting to prevent the spread of communism. The Vietnam war was fought in Vietnam,Laos, and Cambodia. The Vietnam War lasted from December 1956-April 1976. The Vietnam war started as a result of U.S strategy of containment during the Cold War which aimed to prevent the spread of communism throughout the world.