The War
Key events
General knowledge
The Location of Vietnam
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Which country was the first to become communist controlled after WW2?

USSR (Russia)

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When did Australia first send troops to South Vietnam?

1962

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How many Australians died in Vietnam?

521

100

What was the name of the peninsula that Vietnam is on?

Indochina

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Australian Prime Minister famously stated that Australia was "All the way with __________"?

LBJ (Lyndon Baines Johnson)

200

What was used by the government to spread fear of communism?

Propaganda - cartoons, posters etc.

200

What was the name of the long conflict that the Vietnam War was part of?

Cold War

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Which other country in Asia was the second country to fall to communism?

China

300

Which part of Vietnam did Australia support?

South Vietnam

300

What was controversially introduced in 1964?

Conscription

300

Which groups in Australia were most likely to protest against the war?

Youth, young adults and Mothers

300

The North Vietnamese were led by a man who ended up getting a city named after him. Who was it?

Ho Chi Minh

400

Who was the serving Prime Minister that first sent Australian troops?

Robert Menzies

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True or False. In the early days of the war, most Australians felt positive about our involvement.

True

400

Which PM infamously went missing whilst swimming in 1967?

Harold Holt

400

True or False. Russia (USSR) supported the North Vietnamese by giving them weapons.

True

500

Which three countries made up the ANZUS alliance that was signed in 1951?

Aus, NZ, US

500

Describe what happened to public opinion of the war over time in Australia.


It declined over the years as the realities of the war became clearer

500

Who recalled Australian troops from Vietnam in 1972, abolished conscription, and officially ended Australian involvement in Vietnam War on Jan 11, 1973?

Gough Whitlam

500

In Vietnam, the Australians had to deal with two enemies. Who were they?

The NVA and Vietcong

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