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An alliance organised in 1954 by representativesof Australia, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines,Thailand and the United States. The letters stand for South East Asia TreatyOrganisation. Its main aim was to contain the spread of communism in Indochina.It was disbanded in 1977.
A defence security pact for the Pacific regionsigned in 1951 by Australia, New Zealand and the United States. The name ANZUSis derived from the initials of the three signatory nations.
Compulsory enlistment for military service.
empathetic understanding
The capacity to enter into the world of the pastfrom the point of view of a particular individual or group from that time,including an appreciation of the circumstances they faced, and the motivations,values and attitudes behind their actions.

Triple Entente

Great Britain

Soviet Union (Russia)


Triple Alliance




M.A.I.N Causes of WW1






The mother country

World War 1

The catalyst of of this war was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand (of Austria-Hungary) in Bosnia by a Serbian.

No Mans Land

The area of land that existed between the trenches. Men had to go 'over the top' to infiltrate the enemies trenches

Reasons why Trenches were effecticve

They were zig zaged (you can't be shot at easily), protection from the elements and protection from gun fire happening in 'no mans land'

Conditions in the trenches

They were dirty, muddy, cramped and hot/cold. They did not protect soldiers from gas bombs and grenades

Soldiers experiences in the trenches included

Foot rot, disease, diarrhoea, infection, poison, starvation and sleep deprivation. They were also smelly from the bodies of their dead comrades

Reasons why men enlisted in World War 1

1. It was an adventure & they did not want to miss out

2. To impress the ladies

3. To earn more money

4. it was their duty

5. Hatred of the hun


Forcing men to go to war. It is usually done based on age, or through a ballot (birth dates drawn from a pool)

Defence Act of 1903

The piece of legislation that meant the government could not conscript men to fight in war outside of Australia's borders.


A general vote by the electorate on a single political question which has been referred to them for a direct decision.

The Prime Minister during WW1

Billy Hughes

The Prime Ministers during WW2

We focus on

Robert Menzies

John Curtin

However, these guys also were in power

Frank Forde

Arthur Fadden

Ben Chifley.

Dates of WW1

July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918

Dates of WW2

September 1, 1939 – September 2, 1945

Axis of Power




Allied Powers

Great Britain

United States

Soviet Union