What were the homefront reactions to the Vietnam War?
The criticism of the war in Vietnam started out mainly as a conservative reaction to President Johnson
The homefront was increasingly divided in support of overseas commitment. The North had done nothing to the US like Pearl Harbor in WWII or unrestricted U-boat activity that Germany threatened in WWI. The US had no trade with Vietnam that amounted to anything. The body bags were coming home for not percieved value to the US National interests.
The homefront could be considered the civilians and civilian institutions that support a nations war making capability. The people's morale (or lack of), conservation efforts, governments domestic policies are all part of the homefront. Germany's Blitz on London was their effort to shatter Englands homefront.
Vietnam created problems for Australia. Australian troop losses in WWI and WWII had instilled a strong belief that Australia was being bled dry by fighting wars that really did not have meaning on the homefront. Sending Australian troops to Vietnam was a controversial deceision, and was seen as getting involved once again "over there". When Vietnam fell, "boat people" fleeing communism made a significant impact on Australia and its economy and stirred up resenment and…