When Vietnam-born Victorians were first counted separately in a census in 1976, 382 were recorded. However in the coming years this number would grow drastically. However at the end of the Vietnam war, when the communist government took over Vietnam many natives decided to leave there homeland in seek of a safer place to live, ultimately this safer country was Australia. The war killed an estimated 2 million Vietnamese civilians, 1.1 million North Vietnamese troops, 200,000 South Vietnamese troops, this would certainly contribute to the masses of migrants heading south to Australia to escape there past war - torn lives. Many young families had to resort to leaving there beloved homeland based on the fact that Vietnam was unsafe for there families. The aftermath of the
In the essay, we have discussed a Vietnamese family, how they suffered, in their own country, escaping through Cambodia and Thailand, finally, finding a refuge in Australia. Nguyen’s book is the premise for the essay; there are sourced references supporting the statements used. The first years, after abandoning the White Australia policy, during the time of Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser is looked at briefly. Blainey’s debate is shown as an anti-racist idea, which most Australians did not agree with. The book is well-written by a woman who was not born or was too young to know most of the information, that means that the book was written by gleaning knowledge, from her parents and relatives. Nguyen has chronologically time lined the book excellently.
For this paper I will examine Vietnamese culture according to the five essential questions all cultures must answer (according to Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck). I will then take those answers and compare then to out culture here in America. I realize that some might argue that using North American culture as a starting point is an attempt to simplify this writing, but I believe that any initial examination of something new is most effectively done in comparison to what one already knows.
The proportion of the population of Australians born overseas is quoted “over one quarter of Australians were born overseas”. This means 25% of Australians are born overseas.
This period of unpopular, draconian policies, widespread protest and the government’s voluntary manipulation and fearmongering of the Australian public formed the foremost historical factor in Vietnam War’s impact on Australian culture and society. The moratorium marches and widespread protesting lead to a general liberalisation of Australian government policy; the Vietnam era had directly helped shape a society in which the government’s actions could be questioned and try to change our nation’s international relations and
The Vietnam War did bring about large amounts of cohesion in the early stages due to the majority of the Australian public supporting the fact that their soldiers were assisting the USA as part of SEATO. Another big part of this came from the fact that Australia had been prepared for war since the Korean War in the early 1950’s. Australia had been preparing itself for another war for so long, that when the threat of communism began to rise once more, many Australians were thinking it was only a matter of time before they would go back into battle with them. This notion of fear for communism became incredibly apparent during
Unfortunately, Vietnamese Americans make up only a small percent of the total American Population today. There are many stereotypes associated with the Vietnamese, but the truth is, we really know very little about their culture. After the Viet Nam War, many Vietnamese citizens immigrated to the United States to escape political Prosecution and poverty. Faced with a variety of obstacles and
As a great family of nations, involved in a struggle greater than us, Australia’s assistance for South Vietnam commenced in early 1960’s to enforce the policies of other prosperous nations to limit the spread of communism in Asia (RSL NSW, 2014). From the time of the arrival of the first forces in 1962 approximately 60,000 fellow Australians, including ground troops and airforce and naval force work force, served in Vietnam (NFSA, 2017). To you we are thankful.
“At the start of World War 1, Australia was a nation of around four million people. This meant that there was a potential pool of around 820,000 men of ‘fighting age’ (between 19 and 38). With a total enlistment of 420,000 men in service for World War 1, the total population of Australia between 1914 and 1918 was 4.9 million.
Australia’s population is culturally and ethnically diverse. As at June 2010, there were 22.3 million residents in Australia, around one-quarter of the population was born overseas and many residents who were born in Australia have a parent who was born in another country. Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders represent 2.3% of the population
‘75% of Australians identified with an ancestry other than Australian in the 2011 Census. 43% have at least one parent who has born overseas. 30% of the population were born in another country. In all, Australians come from over 200 birthplaces.’ http://www.racismnoway.com.au/about-racism/population/
Draw upon market data which is available, to support your conclusions on “Market Structure” with in this industry sector.