What was Robert menzies role in the Vietnam war against Australia?
he was the prime minister of Australia and he sent the troops to Vietnam
Australian troops were sent to Vietnam on Robert Menzies orders (the Australian prime minister of the time). They were sent to Vietnam because Communism was spreading throughout Asia, and Menzies feared it coming to Australia, so he sent our troops in. Although, our troops only started out as advisers to our allies, but sometime later Menzies decided to send in our combat troops.
Robert Menzies initially belonged to the United Australia Party. During his first stint as Prime minister of Australia, he led the UAP, but party dissension caused Menzies to resign and the party to fold. When Menzies was elected to serve the second time, he had established the Liberal Party of Australia. This is the party he led from 1949 to 1966.
There are a number of key policies Menzies was renowned for. The first was his attempt to ban the Communist Party. This failed at referendum but split the Labor Party and assured his continued hold on power. His conservative social agenda including continuing White Australia policy also ensured that Australia was prosperous but predominately European looking during the 50's. Another was bringing Australia into the war in Vietnam and using National Servicemen for service overseas…