Although communism hadn't taken over australia, australia was still largely affected australia's concern aroused when the korean war began in 1950's and their fear only escalated as the vietnam war began not long after in the 1960's not only were many wars going on during the time period of 1945-1972, but at the. Failure is a hard word, and no matter how you analyze the vietnam war, that is exactly what it was the war was a personal failure on a national scale from its covert beginnings, through the bloodiest, darkest days and finally to the bitter end , this ten-year period of american history is a national disgrace some may believe. The vietnam war, a counter-insurgency conflict waged between north vietnamese communist forces and their south vietnamese opposition, was one that many of its participants are not like to forget it spanned over a period of approximately 10 years (1962-1972) australia's involvement lasted for the entirety of this, and. Their arrival in south vietnam in july 1962 was the beginning of australia's involvement in the vietnam war in august 1964 the the year 1968 began with a major offensive by the viet cong and north vietnamese army, launched during the vietnamese lunar new year holiday period, known as tet not only the timing. It is an analysis that is still the staple of historians writing about the period, as in david day's recently published the politics of war colonel wynter was a in 1987 in canberra, general gration launched one of the first academic studies of australia and the vietnam war, frank frost's australia's war in vietnam his lengthy.
Australia's involvement in vietnam was driven by a fear of communist expansion in asia and a desire to align with the united states even after its federation and nominal independence in 1901, australia's foreign policy was for years strongly influenced by britain prior to world war ii, the australian government still looked. The vietnam war was new zealand's longest and most controversial overseas military experience although this country's troop commitment and instead, our participation reflected this country's increasingly strong defence ties with the united states and australia new zealand's involvement in vietnam was highly. Australia and the vietnam war essay - the vietnam war, a counter-insurgency conflict waged between north vietnamese communist forces and their south vietnamese opposition, was one that many of its participants are not like to forget it spanned over a period of approximately 10 years (1962-1972) australia's.
Australia's involvement in the vietnam war was a result of a combined fear of communism and the fall of freedom from danger in australian democracy and society the growing web of communism saw the fall of many countries closing in on australia and new zealand, and it was believed robert menzies'. Those years are generally seen as a crisis point in australian history, a time when anti-catholicism and anti-irishness was at its height, a time as bitter, rancorous and socially divisive as the now much better remembered anti- vietnam war period of the 1960s and early 1970s interestingly, former liberal prime minister,. Australia has been involved in a number of wars including the boer war (1899– 1902), world war i (1914–1918), world war ii (1939–1945), the korean war ( 1950–1953), the vietnam war (1962–1972) and the gulf war (1990–1991) on the home front, women dealt with the consequences of.
Iroquois helicopters land to take members of 7rar back to nui dat after completion of operation ulmarra, august 1967 awm ekn/67/0130/vn the arrival of the australian army training team vietnam (aattv) in south vietnam during july and august 1962 was the beginning of australia's involvement in the vietnam war. This is the second post promised analysing why australia entered the vietnam war american readers it held government in coalition with the liberals during the period under examination and for a short period and foreign policy during the post war period cannot be fully understood without reference to indonesia1. The vietnam war impacted australia's fundamental perception of the asian region during the 1950s and 1960s, australia's relations with asia were heavily diminished due to influence from the cold war and the fear of communism australia viewed communism as a threat in this era of political instability and resisted.