These laws protected the working class and we were the leaders throughout the world to place these laws in place. Australia also became independent in the world after becoming the second (after New Zealand) nation to allow women the vote in 1902. This made us the forefront of the world in supporting females. Although World War One did mean that we came closer to Britain through alliances and hence further away from developing an independent nation, we grew a sense of “Australianness” coming out of the war. The ANZAC legend that came out of World War One separated us from other military nations as the legend
Another reason was the government believed that Britain would help and give support to Australia when needed, if they supported Britain in the world war one. As a result, many British patriots encouraged conscription to ensure that Australia would be seen to have experienced the difficulties of War and, as a consequence, not relinquish it’s duty and in the process sever it’s ties with Britain. This fuelled the underlying controversies surrounding Australia's inability to assert her independence from Britain. Where as the people against the conscription believed that this is not the war to fight in. The war had no connections to Australia, and war was not good for the economy of a new country.
Reasons for Australia’s Involvement in the Vietnam War Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War from 1962-1975 has been the country’s longest military involvement in duration of any war. The war mainly involved America and its allies, including Australia, aiming to protect South Vietnam from the communist North Vietnam. Australia’s main reason for involvement in the Vietnam War is the country’s fear of communism and consequently, the ‘Domino Theory’. Australia also felt the need to commit military support for America during this war due to the ANZUS alliance and SEATO alliance. Furthermore, another reason was to follow the government’s defence policy of ‘Forward Defence’ in order to protect the country.
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ANZUS TREATY IN AUSTRALIA’S RELATIONS WITH THE USA? As World War 2 was brought to an end, devastation and destruction permeated throughout the entire globe. Fears for the future meant that national security was at the forefront of every state’s agenda. Faced with the struggles of the Cold War and the growing Communist powers of the East, the United States and Australia formed the ANZUS treaty of 1951. This treaty aligned Australia alongside the United States as both political and military allies; this bond becoming one of the most significant aspects of Australian military and foreign policy today.
Attacks on Australia in World War II World War II from 1941 – 1945, was a pioneer experience for Australia regarding its involvement in The Pacific War and its direct attacks from Japan in the form of the Darwin bombing and various other incursions throughout North Australia and Sydney. Although this was conceived by many of the Australian public to be the launch of an invasion, no invasion by Japan ever transpired. The extent of the Japanese incursions were immensely censored by the Australian Government although this did slight to ease the upheaval and fear of people living in Australia, particularly in Northern areas, at the susceptibility and likelihood of Australia under attack. Whilst the Japanese incursions were a genuine concern they have been mythologised in Australian history. This is evident through the analysis of the attacks on Australia, the public response,
The soldiers being charged are Australians, then should they have not been tried by Australian court? British’s practice of imperialism prevents the Australian government from doing so. Also the trial is set up for the Australians to be found guilty; setting the Australians as examples to retain order within the British army. British once again using its practice of imperialism see Australian sacrifices’ as a small price to pay. Australian government is said to have agreed with the convict, one can assume this is due to British influence, practice of imperialism.
Therefore even though there were variances between the colonies (especially NSW) over free trade this idea and more notably the economic difficulties of the 1890’s, inclined that a federation might better organize commercial development. As well as these arguments that went for a Federal Government to bring together all the colonies in Australia there were also many arguments that went against this idea. The idea of federation brought fears to the smaller colonies, for if it continued and there was a constitution the larger colonies might dominate the rest such as NSW and Victoria. Queensland had only just become independent of NSW 11 years and South Australia was less than 50 years old. This was one reason that went against federation being brought around.
Explain why the USA entered WW1 There were several reasons the USA joined WW1 on the side of the allies, one such reason was the idea that it was a “fight for democracy” and that the USA would be saving Europe from oppressive administrations. This was only possible because Tsarist Russia had left the War leaving only France, a republic and Great Britain, a constitutional monarchy. This enabled the USA to join on a morality basis in that now all the Allies were “democratic”. This coincided very well for the USA in that they were already establishing heavy trade links with the Allies in that trade with them increased massively while trade with Germany has fallen to just 10% of what it had been in 1914. In this way the USA had a strong affinity
Australia isn’t as big as some of the armies around the world, it needs protection, when we were attacked by the japenese in world war 2, America backed us up and supported us with the supply of their military power, so its on us to return the favour for them, its our turn to stand up as a nation and back up America as they helped us when we were in need. Australia is only a small country compared to some of the bigger around the world and if we were to be attacked tomorrow by a bigger country without America there would be a high chance that we would not win the war, we would be seen as a weak link but with America countries would know that behind our small nation is a bigger nation in America and they will be there to support, so in respect to America and their hard doings its australias time to show were not a weak country and help out our American
The Conscription Referenda today I will be talking about the Conscription Referenda issue between 1916 to 1917 during WWI. About 96 years ago, Australia was facing an unavoidable crisis as Australian troops suffered heavy casualties against the Germans. The AIF- Australia Imperial Force was made up of entirely volunteers and as more Australians gradually discover the fatal, dreadful conditions at war, their enthusiasm fell, and it became apparent that Australia was short on military fighting capacity. Despite a resolute campaign from the government, enlistment continued to decrease. Soldiers at War were left helpless as pessimism increases.