Why did the liberal party support Australia's involvement in Vietnam war?
The liberal party hated communism, especially Menzies, the leader of the liberal party at the time. he had even tries banning communism but failed. they wanted to stop communism and also help the US as they had ANZUS and SEATO in place, meaning that they were to help America when America was at war, which they were
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Supporters for the Vietnam War . The groups within Australia that supported our involvement in the Vietnam war were:\n . The Returned Service League (RSL)\n . The Liberal… party and Country (now known as National)party\n and\n . The older generation
Australia deployed a regiment of their Centurion tanks to Vietnam.
Australia was in Vietnam as part of Britains alliance with the USA. Australia was there in a police action as was USA, not at war with Vietnam.
Australia deployed Infantrymen, artillerymen, one squadron of B57 Canberra medium bombers, and one regiment of Centurion medium tanks to South Vietnam.
An training team with the South Vietnam army, an infantry taskforce (brigade group), an air transport detachment and a destroyer.
Australia was an ally of the US and sent troops to fight in both WWII and Vietnam.
yes, I had both my father in the australian army WO1 James Murray "67-68 serve in vietnam. And my husband in the american army spec 4 Crosby Donald Coveyduck "68-70 wh…o received both purpleheart and a bronze star for Valour whilst there! I want to agree because I hate to think that their medical problems they have and in my husbands case still suffer from (as my father is now deceased)was for nothing!!!!! To look at it from a political stand point there are pros and cons. For one, we fought in the Vietnam War out of a fear of communism and a loyalty to the USA, through the SEATO and ANZUS treaties. However, whether the USA should have gotten involved is questionable. Neither America nor Australia were absolutely justified in entering the Vietnam War, it was a civil war, not an international one. Aid could have been provided but the need to provide troops is questionable at best. And before people get angry at me, my grandfather fought in the war and now suffers from multiple problems with his body. Not to mention that his best friend died. This does not change my view on the war, that it was not justified. In fact, he thinks it was for nothing as well.
Australia's located within the Asian sphere too, they had an interest in security.
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There were very strong views for and against The for Camp many of whom belonged to the older and more conservative side of society felt that we were helping the Americans …protect the freedom of the Vietnamese and helping stop the spread of communism. The against camp Many of whom belonged to the younger and more rebellious side of society felt that they were being sent into a war that was not our problem. and one that we could not win. Mothers with took to the streets to protest against their boys being sent to fight in what they described as essentially an American expansionism.
Over 50,000 Australian Servicemen fought in the Vietnam War.
Australia was the partner of the US; when we went in, so did they. When we left, they left. Our success, mirrored their success.
the save our sons organization . youth against conscription . Australia comunist party
Australia sent: One Regiment of Centurion tanks, artillery, infantrymen, a detachment of B-57 Canberra bombers; and the Australian Navy warships: HMAS Perth, HMAS Brisbane, H…MAS Vendetta, and HMAS Hobert, which manned the gunline off the Vietnamese coast...in which time they fired over 102,500 rounds of 5" shells at communist targets.
Because they believed the Vietnam War was a civil war , which it was, and that our involvement was unnecessary.
In spite of the far left tendencies of several Catholic organisations (such as Sinn Fein, the Catholic Worker Movement, etc.), the Catholic church has long feared the dominanc…e of Soviet style Communism, which pushed for an atheistic state.
The older generation, and the thinking members of the youngergeneration, could see that the spread of communism by Russia andChina was taking over South East Asia and had to b…e stopped, sosupporting South Vietnam's freedom was a turning point which put anend to rapid and unchecked communist expansion. Although North Vietnam eventually succeeded in taking over SouthVietnam, in the process the Asian countries which provided troopsfor the war used it as a training ground to upgrade their armies tothe extent that after the war, they had the military strength tosuppress their growing internal communist revolutionary forces.Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Philippinesachieved this, and Indonesia, although not involved, separatelyeradicated the massive internal threat.