Many of the results of physical pain were due to the oppressed environment and the very nature of war. The emotional injuries were encountered through the soldier’s constant struggle for survival. Soldiers were sent home after their tour of duty but many experienced post traumatic war syndrome; mentally and psychologically scarring these soldiers. In a war it is evident that wounds always remain for those who have experienced it. Physical pain is a primary ‘stereotypical’ effect of war which most people understand of being the broad result of war.
However, the fact that in source B, when he says that the death of American soldiers is unacceptable, also fits with the economic and military adviser aid as he was not willing to use military force to uphold their independence even though in source A, he is very devout to protect their independence at all costs, which may have included military force. In addition, another main difference in the two sources is that source B states that Kennedy would have been willing to abandon Eisenhower’s Domino Theory and also his continuing aid to South Vietnam. Whereas source A shows that Kennedy was planning to continue his commitment and not let the Domino Theory occur. The similarities between the sources include the main idea of the Domino Theory as it suggests that their main reason for an increasing commitment to the country is the fear that the theory will come true and cause the widespread of Communism. This is shown in source A as he focuses directly on peace and maintaining independence instead of any other interests.
The fall of Singapore The fall of Singapore occurred on the 15th of February 1942 with the surrender of all British and Empire forces on the island. This was three years after Great Britain and France declared war on Germany and only two months after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. Australia had immediately joined the war effort in order to aid Britain and the empire, but soon faced another formidable foe, considerably closer to home- the Japanese. The fall of Singapore brought the war closer than ever to Australia, and brought the prospect of fighting on Australian soil (for the first time) increasingly near. The fall of Singapore generated new opinions and perspectives on the war for all Australians.
Defining moments- the Gallipoli Military Operation Gallipoli is the name of a Peninsula in Turkey, where in 1915 to 1916 Australian and New Zealand soldiers were engaged in one of the most memorable battles in the history of Australia. The Gallipoli Military Operation (now commonly known as the Gallipoli Campaign) was a complete military failure, but a great historical lesson to the nation. Many lives were lost. Not only did the Gallipoli Campaign define the Australian values like mateship, courage and loyalty, but also created a trail of mixed emotions of sadness, pride and regret, that many families in Australia had to live with for years to come. This is mainly due to the sheer number of soldiers that were lost or injured in this battle considering the size of Australia’s population at the time.
When Sadaam took over Kuwait he was after the Kuwaiti Oil. Iraq wanted to be the second largest to Saudi Arabia in Oil production and only could achieve this by taking over Kuwaiti soil. The Gulf War turned out to be a hard fought war led by the United States of America and George Bush’s Administration. The Bush Administration was determined not let Kuwait be walked over by a stronger country in Iraq. This administration was not entering into this war without its own interests addressed since they received $6 billion (US) from Kuwait in support for the United States forces.
It can be determined that the fear of communism would greatly impact the capitalist nations, including Australia. It can be stated the key developments in Australia’s response to the threat of communism included Forward Defence Policy, the SEATO and ANZUS treaties (South East Asia Treaty Organisation and the Australia New Zealand United States) taking part in military wars including The Korean War, the Malayan Emergency and The Vietnam War. The Forward Defence Policy was based on the concept that it was in Australia’s best interest to meet any threats to Australia as far away from the mainland as possible. This policy would see Australia set up military bases overseas and
Because of this war we declared on Afghanistan our economy as a whole has taken a blow. Three years ago it was reported that the war had cost over 2 trillion dollars and now it has been reported that it may cost twice the amount it did then now. Today, America is focused on unemployment and the deficit. Both threats to America’s future can be traced to the wars in Afghanistan. In my eyes, we are fighting a pointless war, but then again in my eyes all wars are pointless.
World War II was a disastrous, worldwide conflict that affected all the corners of the earth. Even after VE day in Europe, the war continued for more than 3 months, until VJ day in mid-August of 1945. This war in Japan ended a short time after the atomic bombing of two cities in Japan. However, the decision to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima was a diplomatic measure calculated to intimidate the Soviet Union in the post Second World War era, rather than a strictly military measure designed to force Japan’s unconditional surrender. The US at the time of the bombing of Hiroshima was led by Harry S. Truman, who had been pushed into the position of leadership by the death of Roosevelt.
The Response (1) War on Terror In response to 9/11, George W. Bush, the US president established the War on Terror. There primary goal was to defeat Al-Qaeda and the Taliban dictatorship that was running Afghanistan and who were protecting Osama Bin Laden. On 7th October 2001 troops from US and the UK invaded Afghanistan. While the Taliban was defeated in weeks, Osama Bin Laden survived until 2011 and as of January
Even President Obama mixed up Afghanistan and Iraq in an interview and stated three times that the US would withdraw all troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2011. The wars blend together despite their key differences. The War in Afghanistan and the War in Iraq have different logistical operations, causes of entrance relations with the local government, and international responses. There are large logistical differences [between the two conflicts]. The United States [officially] entered Afghanistan on October 7, 2001 (Wintour) and [officially] entered Iraq on March 20, 2003 (Pollack).