The korean and vietnam war are very similar in that both were the us's attempt to fight communism by waging war in a distant third world country both wars were unpopular in the us and both led to a lack of victory.
Australia’s involvement in the vietnam war by taylor, aleisha and alec there were two important reasons for australia’s involvement in the vietnam war: 1 fear of communism 2 obligations to allies fear of communism in the period following wwii there was a growing fear within australia of communism. The conscientious objectors of the war were the protestors of the moratorium movement because they protested against the violence of the vietnam war the labour government was elected in december 1972 by the australian public to stop the conflict and issue of conscription in the vietnam war.
An aerial shot of nui dat, the largest australian base in vietnam around 60,000 australian military personnel served in vietnam during the course of the war there were never more than 7,700 australian combat troops deployed in vietnam at any one time in 1966 australian forces were given responsibility for phuoc tuy province, 50 miles east of saigon. Military history of australia during the vietnam war australian involvement in the vietnam war part of the vietnam war: australian soldiers from 7 rar waiting to be picked up by us army helicopters following a cordon and search operation near phước hải on 26 august 1967.
Australia’s involvement in the vietnam war started in 1962-75 some of the reasons for australia’s involvement in the vietnam war were mostly to do with the fear of communism and using the “forward defence” strategy to prevent the domino theory from happening.
Australia's involvement in the vietnam war began with a small commitment of 30 military advisors in 1962, and increased over the following decade to a peak of 7,672 australian personnel following the menzies government's april 1965 decision to upgrade its military commitment to south vietnam's security.
Author’s note: human life losses during the vietnam war were astronomical and under reported according to major general jan sejna,1205 living americans were never repatriated from russian custody and in the early 1990s congress considered placing a second monument for approx 50,000 vietnam war dead not included in the wall these figures included, but were [. Geographically, vietnam is on australia's doorstep if south vietnam were to fall to communism, and as the domino effect theory suggested would happen - other asian countries like thailand, myanmar and malaya were to follow so australia to go to war, in my opinion, was the right thing to do.