Vietnam War is seen as the most severe war in Vietnam. It is a protracted struggle between Vietnam communist government and the United States (with government of South Vietnam) who tried to erase the growth of communism.
There are several terms to call Vietnam War. With different purposes, the war in Vietnam is called in different names. However, Vietnam War is the most common name as this war occurred in Vietnam and it might express a neutral meaning.
French invasion in Vietnam officially ended with the victory of Vietnamese armed forces in Dien Bien Phu. At the same time, the victory with Geneva Conference created favorable condition for other countries, Laos and Cambodia, to regain independence.
The period from 1858 to 1945 is seen the important transitional period of Vietnam history. The period witnessed bloody fights of Vietnamese patriots against French colonists and Japanese fascists to regain the independence and liberation for the nation.
Vietnam history in the period 1945-1954 witnessed the glorious victories of Vietnamese nation against the French colonists to regain the independence marking the collapse of the colonialism in Indochina and all over the world.