Cold War: Australia in Korea, Malaya and Vietnam, 1st Edition

  • Michael Andrews
  • Published By: Trocadero Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0864272685
  • ISBN-13: 9780864272683
  • DDC: 909.825
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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This book tells how Australia, in a frantic search for defense security, threw in its lot with the United States in Korea and Vietnam and with the British in Malaya. It tells of the paranoid, but totally unfounded, fear of Communist China sweeping south to conquer a defenseless Australia. Read how the Menzies government split the nation by establishing an unfair and unnecessary National Service scheme that took hundreds of young Australians to their deaths in the jungles of Vietnam, in an unsuccessful bid to gain favor with a powerful ally.

Table of Contents

Front Cover._x000D_
Copyright Page._x000D_
Defending Australia._x000D_
The Cold War Australia in Korea, Malaya and Vietnam Michael Andrews._x000D_
1: What Was the Cold War?._x000D_
2: Korean War._x000D_
3: Anti-Communist Paranoia._x000D_
4: Malayan Emergency._x000D_
5: Global Tensions._x000D_
6: War in Vietnam._x000D_
7: The Cold War Ends._x000D_