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History Topic 1 Causes of the Vietnam War 2011

ANZUS 1951 treaty binding Australia, New Zealand and the US closer together by making each other come to the defence is one came under attack
SEATO 1954 treaty binding the US closer to South East Asia in which members must take defensive action should one country come under attack
Forward defense Policy to fight communism as far from our shores as possible
Domino Theory The belief that as soon as 1 nation would fall to communism, its neighbours would soon after
Support for US policy of containment Prevent communism from spreading outside countries already in
Menzies' policy of anti-communism Includes acts such as Australia's participation in the Korean War, the Communist Party dissolution bill, the Petrov affair and the commitment to combat communism
Vietnam Like Korea, was split between North and South
Concerns over Indonesia The links between Sukarno (Indonesia's unpredictable leader) and the Indonesian Communist Party
Insurance Policy If Australia supported the US, the US would probably support Australia should we come under attack from communism
Created by: PCGEEK