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WW1: However, there was opposition to conscription. Conscription became a big issue in war time. There was opposition to the compulsory military service, the most question asked was should Australians be forced to fight overseas.

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Q: How was the opposition to conscription in Australia different in World Wars 1 and 2?
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Peoplegroups that opposed conscription in World War I?

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What was the conscription rate for Australia for World War 1?

Australia didn't have conscription during WWI; it was first used in the Vietnam War.

Should Australia have supported conscription during world war 1?

That question is asking an opinion. In MY opinion, Australia did the right thing to not introduce conscription. The war was won anyway. Conscription would have only lead to more deaths.

How did they show their support towards conscription in World War 1?

Australians did not support conscription in WW1 all the troops Australia sent were volunteers.

Conscription in Australia durin World War 1?

whats the actual question?

What positive effects would conscription have hadon Australia in World War 1?


What happened to conscription in Australia during World War 1?

The age of entry was lowered

How was conscription different in World War 2 than it was in World War 1?

Conscription in World War 2 began before the United States entered the conflict

When did conscription end after World War 1?

In England, WW1 conscription ended in 1919. For twenty years, there after that, there was no conscription in Britain. In 1939, conscription for World War II began, and did not end until the mid-1960's.

Which political party was in power and who was the Prime Minister who introduced conscription in World War 2?

Conscription was introduced in Britain by the predominantly Conservative government of Neville Chamberlain in April 1939, a few months before the start of WW2. There was some opposition at the time to introducing compuslory military service in peace time.

What does conscription mean in Australia in World War 1?

Conscription in Australia during WW1 meant that there was a policy of ordering all able-bodied young men to do compulsory military service during the war. It's main proponent was the then Australian Prime Minister, William Morris 'Billy' Hughes, who wanted to introduce conscription for war service overseas. However, this was violently opposed by other members of his governing Labor Party, as well as by a large section of the general public and by church leaders. The conscription issue became a massive area of controversy in First World War Australia, frequently leading to riots and ferocious arguments in Parliament. Hughes failed to win enough Parliamentary support for his Conscription Bill and ended up being expelled from the Labor Party because of it, but managed to get re-elected for a second term in 1919 after founding his own Nation Australia Party.

What opposition was there to conscription in World War 1?

From the '60s BBC series about WWI I remember they said that there was surprisingly little opposition to the conscription when it was introduced in 1916. The British government expected hundreds of thousands of protesters on the streets, but it turned out to be only a couple of thousand, and the protest didn't last long In Australia there was resistance from many different sections of society. The Archbishop of Melbourne Daniel Mannix, who famously referred to the war as an imperialist one said that Australians, especially Catholics should not be involved it. Many of his followers sypathised, although this was likely a result of British action in Ireland during the Irish revolution in 1916. Resistance also came from the IWW (international workers of the world) who were a political force in Melbourne at the time. They organized many protests against the war and united workers and unemployed. It's also worth mentioning that Australia's Prime Minister at the time, W.M. 'Billy' Hughes, was fanatically pro-Conscriptionist because he believed that Australia's long-term survival as a regional power depended upon her being involved in the war. He went about introducing conscription in a very combative, dictatorial manner, forcing it through Parliament like a juggernaut and angrily demanding that it be supported by all sectors of society throught the whole Continent. This totalitarian, bullying approach served to alienate many people who might otherwise have considered conscription as a necessary evil in order to secure Australia's long-term survival as an independent, viable nation.

How was conscription introduced by Australia during World War 2?

Conscription was introduced thanks to the Labor Government under Prime Minister John Curtin. Technically, Australia didn't have conscription. All troops for overseas theatres were volunteers. The troops fighting in Papua New Guinea were militia, who were conscripted, but were not supposed to fight overseas. Since PNG was under Australian control a point was stretched and militia were sent there, since the AIF was in North Africa.

Why did people want conscription for World War 1 in Australia?

People in Australia wanted conscription because many of them had relatives or friends in the front line. They new that if more people enlisted their friends would be safer, but the amount of people enlisting had dropped once the excitement of the start of the died. These people could only see conscription as the only answer to secure safety. The Prime Minster Hughes wanted conscription because he knew that there weren't enough people. He said "We must put forward all our strength. The more Australia sends to the front the less the danger will be to each man. Not only victory, but safety belongs to the big battalions...".

When was conscription used in World War I?

Conscription was used in World War 1, when men wouldn't join the army the Government used conscription as a way of making men join. They had absolutely no choice.

Compulsory conscription Britain World war 1?

The Compulsory conscription was ordered by Hitler in the World War 2, that was against the Treaty of Versailles

How did the conscription debates divide Australian society in World War 1?

It didn't.They are just rumour's.they are not rumours for a start it is true. the debate cause people to argue. Australia 'divided' in to two - conscription followers and not followers. this meant that people who agreed with conscription didn't particularly like people who didn't at the time

Why was conscription enforced in World War 1?

So many soldiers were being slaughtered that they had to introduce conscription to replace them.

Why did Australia vote no to conscription in World War 1?

haha this is my assignment. umm i think its mainly because people didnt want to go serve in a foreign counrty and probably die.

What was the conscription in World War I?

Conscription is another word for the draft. Men were required to join the military/navy or RFC and serve.

Why did the labor party split during world war 1?

The labor party of WW1 was split because the leader Billy Hughes was a very big fan of the idea of conscription (men being forced into the armed forces so as not to loose the war from lack of soldiers) Many people in the party (and in australia) were horrified by the idea, infact australia was almost divided in half. Those who supported conscription followed Mr huges and with that suport Billy Hughes created his own party and Introduced conscription of soldiers to fight on the australian fronts. He wanted more but didn't want to loose his place in leading australia.

How many different nationalities are there in Australia?

There are people of nationalities from all around the world in Australia.

Who is the leader of the opposition?

There are many different parliaments in this world, and they all have oppositions. You will have to say which one you are asking about if you want to know who the leader of the opposition is. In Canada it's Nycole Turmel.

What is information about conscription in Australia in World War 2?

Conscription was introduced in 1939 for all unmarried men aged 21 and over, they had to complete 3 months of military training. Due to the fear of invasion from the japenese in 1942 all men aged 18-35 and all single men aged 35-45 were called up for 6months military service. Conscripts were only allowed to fight in Australia and in the SWPZ (south west pacific zone) which included Australia, new guinia and the Philippines.

What was conscription during world war 1?

The draft.