It was the Women's Anti-War Movement in Australia that was both anti Vietnam War but also anti conscription.
Because of coverage of the Vietnam War being displayed in the media, this lead to Anti-War movements thorughout the U.S.
Anti-war/anti-draft protesters and rioters. More than 19,000 Australian draftees served in the Viet War.
The "draft" (conscription) is what caused the protests and riots. Under the disquise of "being anti-war."
Anti-war movement=Anti-draft movement
Draft riots (burning their draft cards).
For the same reasons anti-war sentiment was rampant in the US; the military draft. If the war continued on, those protesters might be the next draftees! 19,000 Australian draftees fought in the Vietnam War. The sooner the war ended, the better the chances were of NOT being inducted into the military.
North Vietnam was pro-communist. South Vietnam was anti-communist.
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.
Vietnam was split into to parts, north Vietnam which would be communist, and south Vietnam which would be anti-communist.
The anti-war movement fizzled out with the draft in about 1973.
* Support the US policy of containment * Australia had alliance commitments * Concerns over Indonesia * Support for US in Vietnam as insurance policy * Fear of communism * Belief in the 'domino theory' * Menzies government policy of anti-communism * Fear of Australia being taken over by south Vietnam * The United States was also a powerful ally providing Australia with protection in case of attack
Communist north Vietnam was fighting the anti-Communist south Vietnam who had the help of America
haws were pro war doves were anti war
Anti-War/Anti-Draft protests and riots. The "draft" fed the anti-war protests.
Ngo Dien Diem
To prevent Communist North Vietnam from taking over the (non-communist) Republic of South Vietnam.
money religion reasons land and for peace
The primary concern with the anti-war groups, was being personally involved with it. Had there been no draft (conscription), the anti-war demsonstrations would not have been that intense. Masses of people normally don't riot...unless they are involved...being drafted INVOLVED THEM!
Anti-Draft movement disguised as an anti-war movement. People didn't care about the war (most people didn't even know where Vietnam was anyway); they just didn't want to be forced to go there (by being drafted into the US Army or US Marine Corps).
3/4's of it was actually anti-draft movements.
to fight communism
Vietnam split public opinion between pro-war and anti-war factions.
Communist infiltration into South Vietnam.