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What are the changing attitude of Australians towards war and peace?
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What are the attitudes of Australians towards war and peace?
It becomes apparent that the changing attitudes towards war and peace in Australia have occurred because of social, cultural and political components. These components have been influenced as a result of protests, acceptance, upheavals, respect and many more. Everywhere in the world attitudes towards war changed when the world experienced World War 1. Australia had only been federated for 13 years and it became an inevitable fact that war would change the attitudes towards other countries, Australian citizens and it itself.
With the outbreak of the First World War when Britain declared war on Germany; Australia immediately supported 'the mother country' and so did all the other countries in the British Empire. Australia entered the war with great enthusiasm most of this enthusiasm was mistaken for naivety and ignorance. "Turn your eyes to the European situation, and give the kindest feeling towards the mother country at this time... But should the worst happen after everything has been done that honor will permit, Australians will stand beside out own to help and defend her to our last man and our last shilling." (Source 1) This supports the idea
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