Vietnam War Essay | Vietnam War and Australia

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Vietnam War and Australia

Summary: Essay examines the effect the Vietnam War had on Australia.
The Vietnam war had many wonderful and not so wonderful effects on Australia during the period from 1965 to 1972. Australians were continually involved in protest movements that shaped political and civil life in this period of time also.

During the 1950's Australia had a fear that Asian countries would continually fall 'like dominoes' to communism, which would spread closer and closer to Australia. So to prevent this dread, Australia became involved in the Vietnam War.

In 1966 Harold Holt was elected Prime Minister by the people of Australia. Shortly after being elected, Mr Holt announced that conscripts would be sent to fight in Vietnam. This was the first time conscripts had been sent to fight overseas during peace time. Men were to register when they turned 20 years old. The birth dates of all the conscripts were then place in a lottery and if the mans birth date was...

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