World War 2 made a significant impact on Australia and its people

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World War 2 made a significant impact on Australia and its people. It opened the eyes of society and made Australian people realise where they fit into the global view of the world. Although much of the history of WW2 revolved around politics, diplomats, military and naval battles, it touched all Australian lives. Some of the important issues in World war Two were the woman 's contribution in the war, government changes to the economy and the foreign policy in the war. These are the topics this essay will be discussing.

When war was declared in 1939, Australia realised she was at war too since Great Britain had declared war on Germany. Four months later the first convoy set off with 20 000 army volunteers. As the war progressed it was
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To help the war effort an income tax rate was introduced equal to that of the old federal tax plus the state tax. The federal government promised to return some of the revenue to the states if they agreed to drop their own income tax system. In this time period the federal government also controlled the banking system, wages and prices. People were paid in rationing cards so they could buy clothes, petrol and a number of

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