When a country goes to war based on its superior protectors it 's out of loyalty but when a country follows the protector to the end and gives all the money and troops and develops the same foreign Policy then it’s a problem and that needs to be reconsidered reports Ainya Schefe.
What Australia sacrificed for the Americans in the Vietnam War can never be replaced, Australia gave the US, men that were slaughtered out of sheer spite and fear for communism, Australia then gave money to a cause that would never be won and now Australia wants to take on the foreign policy of the very country that destroyed precious human life and wasted $218 million dollars that could have been spent on the poverty that is in the community or the troubled youth of our society.
The Vietnam War was a Cold war mentality, meaning it fuelled the hate and sheer fear of the spread of communism. However, this isn’t the only case for the start of the Vietnam War. However, the issues that lead to the Vietnam War are very significant. For example, 1959 Cuban president flees and resigns which mean Castro takes over Cuba which the mark the start of the Cold War. Then in 1960, the cold war is warming up when the US sends U-2 planes over Russia which Russia shot down. It also came to a war when Cuba confiscated $770 million of US property. However, the Vietnam War started to become more apparent when the US sent 900 US military advisers to South Vietnam. Then in 1961, another reason the cold war was officially starting off was the US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba, and Cuba then invades the Bay of Pigs which was then aided by the US, however, the invasion fell through and Cuba lost the invasion along with the US.
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2. Vulnerability assumptions
3. Regional suspicions
However, the foreign policy of the US is that the exaggerated threat mentality, cultural and racial fears, regional fears, forward defence, regional security reliance on western powers and the economic ties with Europe. However, the same foreign policy for 2 very different countries needs to change. It didn’t lead a very successful in the movement of Australia in the Vietnam War
To conclude that Vietnam War was a waste of time, Money and our innocent boys. And Australia needs to develop an independent foreign policy. No country is the same and Australia is a way too dependent on the US for protection and now the foerign policy . Australia needs to start developing a foreign policy for our country we have completely different issues and position to that of the US and Britain.
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