Question: What year did the vietnam war start and what year did it end in?
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The real answer to your question is 1945. That is when the vietnamese people began to fight the French for their independence. Vietnam finally achieved its independence after fighting the French (1945 - 1954), and the Americans (1961 -1975) in 1975.
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The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the American War, occurred from 1965 to April 30, 1975. The term Vietnam Conflict is often used to refer to events which took place between 1959 and April 30, 1975. The war was fought between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the United States-supported Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). It concluded with the defeat of the United States and South Vietnam, resulting in the unification of Vietnam under the communist government of the North.