Why Did Australia Join The Vietnam War

Submitted By CoreyChapman1
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My name is Alfred hamburger, I was a journalist during the Vietnam War, as I did not fight in the war my views on the topic will be different to those who did, but I’ll tell you what I know anyway. The Vietnam War was a conflict between nationalist forces trying to turn the government of Vietnam into a communist government and the United States with help from the South Vietnamese, who were against this idea and fought to take down communism all together. This war was also known as, the American War in Vietnam, Vietnam Conflict, Second Indochina War, and War against the Americans to Save the Nation.
Although the main war was fought between the nationalist forces, other countries also joined the war to support their allied countries. One of these countries was Australia. During my studies I found five reasons that Australia entered the Vietnam war, the first was that Australia was part of the American alliance through the ANZUS and SEATO treaties. ANZUS is the military alliance which combines Australia and New Zealand and, Australia and the United States to join together on defence matters in the Pacific Ocean area. Similarly the South East Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) was an international organization for collective defence in Southeast Asia created by the Southeast Asia Collective Defence Treaty. It consisted of Australia, France, New Zealand, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The second reason that I found was