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* There where many affects that impacted Australia on the Vietnam war ranging from the veterans psychologically and physically, their families whether it’s the loss of their son and husband or the damage inflicted on them psychologically and physically taking care of them for the rest of their lives or/until they are able to sustain by themselves. The biggest impact of the war was on the vetrans themselves. The things they seen and had to do some without a true explanation drove them insane with guilt and confusion. * * VETRANS: * Australia never truly relised why we were sending troops into Vietnam and what impact it had on the vetrans. As a result in the incomplete information the puplic was getting of why they were there and the media they saw of what the vetrans were doing all most all of the puplic turned to judge quickly. Most of the vetrans were young and amatures who were here by conscription. over 50,000 soilders were sent and up to 3,000 were wounded in compact. Injuries ranged from burning of the skin and exposed to toxic chemical (which then caused huge chances of cancer/a lot ended up getting it and birth defects to children born to vetrans) to chunks of bodies been completely blown off most explosive damage affected hands, arms and legs. the vetrans returned home in 1973 but were not all were met with parades in fact only a small number were truly welcomed home, a lot of the vetrans came home in the black of the night to no public welcoming and were expected to go along like nothing had happened. All of the early/first arrivers had expected a big parade but were angry and confussed with the reaction of the arrival home. The anti-war protest led to ignoring and rejecting the soilders, many of the soilders felt like they were being blamed for the war instead of the government and felt there service to the country went unrecognized and un-thanked which cuased their adaption back in to Australian society even more harder then it was. Many of

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