What was Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War began as a small commitment of 30 men in 1962, and increased over the following decade to a peak of 7,672 Australians deployed in South Vietnam or in support of Australian forces there. The Vietnam War was the longest and most controversial war Australia has ever fought.
Approximately 60,000 Australians served in the conflict; 521 were killed and more than 3,000 were wounded.
The reasons as to why Australia became involved in the Vietnam War have been
traditionally painted in the colours of "collective security" and as part of the anti-Communist
"crusade" to contain a world wide communist threat. However, the decision to become involved
was not one take in isolation by the government of the day in Canberra. Rather it was the
culmination of a long period of tension and unease, not as one might believe, over the idea of
communist expansionism in Asia, but rather because of what was considered the unsatisfactory
relationship which had developed between Canberra and Washington.
- 1 decade ago
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