World War 1: The Outbreak, Psychological Trauma and its Effect on Australia Executive summary: This report provides an analysis and evaluation of the evolution of World War 1, the subsequent psychological trauma and an evaluation of the health and economic consequences. The report finds that World War 1 was an avoidable conflict- a result of militarism, alliances, imperialism and nationalism. It caused an entire generation of people irreparable damage, physically and psychologically, as well as the disbandment of empires and kingdoms. Table of contents: 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Outbreak of World War 1 and the causation of Australia's involvement 2.1 Historical context and beginning of WW1 2.2 Declarations of
They needed the Americans, and they used an ingenious tactic to cause the Americans to join the war: the death of its own civilians. The civilians on the ship, warned by the Germans, refused to listen to a warning, causing their death on the Lusitania. The total number of Americans who died represented a very small portion of the United States’ total population. The American public over-exaggerated the sinking of the Lusitania and overreacted to the death of very few people compared to America as a whole. The British blockade kept all trades away from the Germans, including food (Ghost Liners 124).Yet, when the Germans retaliate, the Americans hate them for it.
Soldiers were discouraged to provide information of address or weakening of morale words were censored using black marker or scissors letters written in foreign languages were also censored as the censors could not interpret what was being said the authors of the latter otherwise were encouraged to translate into the official language the soldiers were encouraged to write letters to friends and family in Britain. However, letters from home arrived to the soldier recipient usually months later. most men decided it would be better to conceal the horror of the trench warfare’s and as a result of the Defence of the Realm Act that was passed in 1917, all letters that the men wrote should have been read and censored by junior officers Sleeping: sleeping patterns on the Western Front were generally irregular and frequently interrupted by the horrors of warfare. sleep deprivation was caused by not only physical discomfort, but also the reversal of day and night activity routines and submergences in trenches, which led to irrational sluggish and unpredictable
The first response that Australia had towards the movement of communism throughout Asia was fear. This was spread throughout Australia with the help of Government propaganda such as the Domino Theory. The Domino Theory suggested that when a nation fell to communism, then all its neighbouring countries would follow in the same way. This theory seemed to support the capitalists’ fear of a communist world revolution and thus, the closer that communism came to Australia, the more fearful Australians became. When China fell to the communists in 1949, fear surged through Australia that communism would eventually reach its shores, losing basic rights and freedom.
9/11 was one of these events. Ten years on, the world’s response to the attacks can be seen throughout many different areas of society. The western population as a whole are much more fearful of the possibilities of terrorism and the dangers of its followers. Border security in both Australia and the US is at its strictest; new terrorism legislation has been introduced in both countries and the media has become one of the most powerful social tools in communicating and shaping the news of the
They comment that "moving to a mandatory ISP filtering regime with a scope that goes well beyond such material (child abuse and terrorism) is heavy handed and can raise genuine questions about restrictions on access to information." iinet an Australian ISP who are also against the filter accuse Conroy of intentionally giving false information when he claims "85% of ISP's welcome the filter." So now he’s a liar too. The general public has taken protest even further. The group anonymous attempted to "annihilate (the Australian governments) presence on the internet" by dosing Australian government websites, mainly the aph website.
In 1950 Australia was involved in the Vietnam War, as there was alliance with the Americans and involvement with Seato and Anzus. Australia believed it was there call to send troops to Vietnam due to alliance with American as they feared of the spreading of communism. The Vietnam War was broadcasted all over the world, for the first time people were viewing what was really involved in the War, this affected peoples mind with conscription, this left a big controversy with many people were both for and against. This lead to a protest called the moratoriums protest; this was the biggest division in society. When the first World Wat occurred in 1914, conscription was brought to discuss either young men would have to be forced to be involved
Soldiers at War were left helpless as pessimism increases. Newly appointed Prime Minister of Australia, William Morris Hughes, following his trip back from Britain, proposed a solution- conscription. However the Commonwealth Defence Act from 1903, gave the Australian government the power to enlist men for military service within Australia but not for overseas. This left Hughes a very problematic dilemma, whether or not to conscript men for military service overseas. This would need people to indicate their support for or opposition to a proposed change to the constitution, as Hughes did not gain enough support from parliament, so he directly appealed to the public.
Ending the War on Terror Jose E. Ortiz COM 220 Katrina Beck November 22, 2011 Should we still be in a war that is killing our troops and crippling our economy? Since the War on Terror started in 2001, it has claimed the innocent lives of our brave men and women that protect our beautiful country of the United States of America and fight for our freedom. For example, every time we as Americans watch CNN there is always something at the bottom of the screen saying another soldiers has died in the Iraq and Afghanistan war today. The death toll just keeps rising higher and higher. Even though the troops who die volunteer and fight with pride, the United States should end the war on terror because it is causing damage to the economy and too many troops’ lives have been lost.
The conscription in Australia during World War 1 Conscription was one of the main isuues that divided Australia in World War 1. Many were for and against, and some were equal. Conscription was introduced by Prime Minister William Morris Hughes because he wanted to keep up the strength of the Australian army on the Western Front. There were referendum campaigns hold because of the different opinions about the Conscription. Every people have positive or negative feelings about the war.