How did australians react to president johnsons visit to Australia during the Vietnam war?
President Johnson's visit to Australia during the Vietnam War was met by Australian anti-war protests.
Australia is in the Asian sphere.
President Johnson's ultimate goal in Vietnam was to disengage without losing the war. This was back in history.
Beginning in the 1960's, Australia mirrored the US.
A wide variety of Australians were against Australia's involvement in the Vietnam war, especially young Australians, who were being conscripted to help The USA bolster an unpopular government in Vietnam for strategic reasons.
He agonized over it, micro managed it and despised it.
resented that he esculated the war
He felt that taking put troops would be a defeat for the U.S.
Australia mirrored the US. We sent in US Advisors and Special Forces (Green Beret), the Australians did the same (with their equivalent). When the US escalated, the Australians escalated.
Australian military advisers arrived in South Vietnam 1961/1962, Australians regulars arrived in 1965; Australia mirrored US involvement, on a smaller scale.
Like America, there were Australians whole believed that the Vietnam War needed to be fought, and there were those that believed it shouldn't be.
All types of people live in Australia. There are Indigenous Australians who are native to Australia. There are also people from the United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam.
Between 1962 and 1972 about 50,000 Australians served in the Vietnam War. This included men from the Army, Navy and Airforce.
Election poll shows that 64% of Australians support Australian's role in Vietnam
Australia deployed their 1st Armored Regiment of Centurion tanks to South Vietnam, along with some infantry and artillery units.
Australia mirrored the US; the draft, riots, protests, casualties, discontent.
For the same reasons as the Americans were, but on a smaller scale, as the population in Australia is smaller than America's population.
Over 50,000 Australian Servicemen fought in the Vietnam War, approximately 19,000 of them were draftees. Approximately 600 Australians were killed during the war.
1. Time heals all wounds. 2. Australia ended their draft of men. 3. Australians moved on with their lives. 4. Australians who lived through those times have passed on.
For Australians it was not too bad as a mater of fact it was more dangerous to cross the road in Australia.
Australia deployed a total of 7,672 personnel during the Vietnam War (1955-1975). Casualties include 500 dead and 3,129 wounded.
The war destroyed his presidency, and was hated by a lot of people. When his own son-in-law was deployed to Vietnam, he rethought his position and decided not to seek another term as president
Out of the 60,000 Australians who served in the Vietnam War, 521 were killed. The Vietnam War lasted from 1959 to 1975.
He decided not to run for re-election because he said he wanted to only work at getting the troops out of Vietnam
The first Australians sent to Vietnam were 30 army instructors on May 24, 1962.
Australians were in country from about '62 to '72.
Lyndon Johnson in 1966 was the first US President to visit Australia. He was seeking support for the Vietnam War.
DuringVietnam Australia was aligning itself with the United states, This was a period after ww2 when Paranoia ran strong and the fear of Communism had stirred Australians up to a frenzy. Australia Did wish to put the USA in a position where it would fall under its defence umbrella and this is why Australia was instrumental in encouraging The USA in getting involved in Vietnam
Australia traditionally has been equipped with British equipment, to include their helmets. During the Vietnam War, Australians began to use US equipment, to include our US M-1 steel helmet.
With the exception of the Australian infantry weapons, such as their FN rifles, etc. the Australians generally used US equipment.
it was due to the fact that many people were traumatised by the communists in Vietnam, which lead to great affects upon our nation. it had become a major issue in Australia and australians couldn't bare to loose their brothers and sisters.
He was trying to obtain support for the Vietnam War.
Australians mirror the US, but on a smaller scale relative to their populations.
Given that Australia saw America as a protector after WW2 what was Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War how did australians feel about this why were there protests and what effect did they have?
New Zealander artillerymen were the only volunteers in South Vietnam. Along with Americans, Australians were drafted too. It's the military draft that caused the protests...other nobody really cared...as long as THEY weren't involved. The draft makes them involved!
About 600 killed.
Initially, Harold Holt was popular with Australians, being an easy-going and affable Prime Minister. He sought closer ties with the United States, and this led to Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War. His popularity quickly waned with Australia's increasing involvement in the Vietnam War and Holt's seemingly indiscriminate following of US policies, regardless of their relevance to Australians. He was noted for that most unfortunate saying, "All the way with LBJ", referring to American President… Read More
Over 50,000 Australian Servicemen fought in the Vietnam War.
APEX: The Tet Offensive
LBJ was cautious. Nixon was aggressive.
Approximately 60,000 Australians served in the conflict, with 521 killed and more than 3,000 wounded from 3 August 1962 - 2 December 1972 .
They protested the draft.
beans and bread
Vietnam is classified as the NIC because the Americans and the Australians helped them Industrialise by giving them money.
If it did, it wasn't significant. The Australians lost roughly 1,000 men in the Boer War. If anything the Australians resented the British during WWI (the Great War) especially after Gallipoli...and which Australia lost 60 times as many men in WWI than they did in the Boer War. As an added note, in both of the those wars Australian servicemen were volunteers; unfortunately, the bulk of the Australian fighting men in Vietnam were drafted.
The Vietnam war was NOT in Australia. It happened in Vietnam. Life in Australia did not change much due to the Vietnam war.
Four Australians received the VC during the Vietnam War.
I was not involved in the Vietnam war. That was between the American (and Australians and south Vietnamese) and the Vietcong.
President Johnson believed that it was most important for the US to win in Vietnam because communists were spread around the world and Australia and the us feared that the domino theory was becoming true, the only way in which they could stop it was by assisting south Vietnam, to defeat the north Vietnam.
If you mean did Australians oppose Australians being sent to fight in Vietnam the answer is EVENTUALLY at first they could not care less and it was seen as a "normal" thing to do. Boys were sent away, I was one of them, no one cared less one way or another and it wasnt that any one started caring, it just became a way to vent anti American sentiment - which was perhaps right in… Read More