Australia were struggling for support now that they offered economic resources to the Japanese in January 1942. Japan 's Navy General saw Australia as a threat though to the Japanese new Western Pacific empire because of this empire they wanted to They wanted to take some of the main areas of the Australia 's northern mainland. The Japanese also feared that the United States would be able to use Australia as a base to concur the Japanese in the Western Pacific region so the later they could take back american territory that was already conquered by
Post WWII Migration In the early 1040s, the population of Australia was about 7 million and most of the people were of British origin. It was a difficult time for Australia at the end of WW2 in 1945 because after the bombings of Darwin, many Australians were left feeling threatened by some Asian countries, especially japan. Australia realised that in order to defend their country they had to ‘populate or perish’. So the government began to encourage more people from overseas to come and live in Australia, which lead to the largest European migration program that the country has ever experienced. Many migrants were from Britain, but steadily people from other European countries were allowed to settle in Australia.
Approaching the end of the 1915, Australian experienced a leadership change. The prime minister at that time, William Hughes was a support of Conscription. Conscription means a compulsory enlistment for state service, typically into the armed forces ( the army ). However, the majority of people in the Labor Party did not support conscription and therefore caused conflict. While some were patriotic and wanted to help to fight for their country, others thought it was a waste of lives and that war was stupid.
Our friends died for Australia,’ this displays how the Australians saw Kokoda campaign as an extremely important battle as they believed that if Japan captured Port Moresby Australia would be invaded. An example of when Allied numbers assisted on the Kokoda Track was at Buna and Gona where the Allies initially failed because their 10,000 men were no match for the equal number of Japanese entrenched defenders. However with the Allied reinforcements, field guns and tanks the Japanese could not compete and so the battle turned in the allies favour. This is just one example where Allied numerical
There are two sides to every story to many Australians Kokoda was recognized as the efforts of the Australian soldiers being critical to the defense of Australia against the threat of the Imprial Japanese Army. Such famous historic figures such as paul Keating and John Howard retelling the Kokoda story with the exaggeration of the Anzac’s defending Asutralia. But to some Australian’s such as the former senior historian at the Australia war memorial, DR Peter Stanley, has stated that the Japanese were not planning to make themselves masters of Australia in 1942 and that any Japanese threat to Australia in 1942 was greatly exaggerated by wartime prime minister John Curtin for his own political ends. I t is also known that Hideki Tojo the prime minster of Japan in 1942 stated, as being unfeasible to invade given Australia 's geography and the strength of the Allied defenses. Invading Australia was never an option for the Japanese Imperial Army.
With the event of the Port Arthur massacre in 1996, the Australian population where pushing tighter gun laws. With the quick development of one of the largest gun reforms in recent history, Australia became and remains the standard for advocates of anti-gun and gun control campaigns. As Australia being a federation, John Howard (who has only been in office six weeks) had to convince the country’s states into supporting a nationwide reform. With the ‘Australian gun buyback’ in 1996-97, 650,000 privately held guns were collected and destroyed in an incentive to minimise gun related crime.
In 1962 the Vietnam was out broke between US and Northern Vietnam. The campaign to bomb North Vietnam was named ‘Rolling Thunder’ which failed to discourage the North Vietnamese reaction to the USA knew it needed support, only the Cold War allies from South Pacific sent help. From the time of the arrival of the first members of the Team in 1962 almost 60,000 Australians, including ground troops and air force and navy recruits, served in Vietnam, 521 died as a result of the war and over 3,000 were wounded. By early 1965, when it had become clear that South Vietnam could not stave off the communist insurgents and their North Vietnamese comrades for more than a few months, the USA commenced a major escalation of the war. By the end of the year it had committed 200,000 troops to the war because the USA felt that they had
The general population: the general public/society within Australia have remained torn between adopting and rejecting racism in the Australian culture, throughout Australia’s federation, and so racism’s spatial distribution has been widespread but very dilute and pocketed across the continent. Throughout the twentieth century, where Australia was relatively new and very proud (ideas involved with the world wars) most Australian’s embraced racism, especially working groups such as the miners and the farmers who competed for work with immigrants of different racial backgrounds (these immigrants included Italian, Chinese and Pacific Islander.) however as time has continued, and as Australia has grown significantly more culturally diverse, many
As a domestic student whose only been here for a few months, not knowing anything about Australian history is hard, this mind map consists of my own understanding about the Colonisation of Australia at this point of the unit. It contains the following concepts: Reasons why Australia was colonised, Age of Exploration, Impact of colonisation to the Indigenous people and finally the process of how the culture of Indigenous people was lost. Why was Australia colonised in the first place? According to (Skwirk,n.d) there are many reasons why other countries would want to colonise another country, mainly because of the land, the more land you colonised, the more powerful you become. The discovery of new land led to excitement of the people to explore more.
Throughout history, countries have dissented and disagreed. In The Decline of Radicalism written by Daniel J. Boorstin, he stated that disagreement creates debate and dissent does not. Many events in history shows Daniel J. Boorsitin’s beliefs regarding World War I, the American Revolution, and Native American’s land stolen from Europeans. During 1990’s, many European countries wanted power around the world. World War I broke out and many European nations made alliances for war, except the United States.