Reasons for Australia's Participation in Vietnam

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Reasons for Australia's Participation in Vietnam
1 The possibility of communism spreading to Australia was regarded with increasing seriousness.
2 Strong communist influences in Indonesia gave rise to a sense of threat and communist aggression close to Australia
3 Australia feared the Domino effect
4 Menzies reasons for Australian involvement
4.1 "We are for peace. We do not understand aggression, but we will resist it with all we have and are."
4.2 "The takeover of South Vietnam would be a direct threat to Australia."
5 Treaties
5.2 The ANZUS Treaty

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