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Communist roots to anti-nuclear sentiment in Australia

2 March 2024

3:07 AM

2 March 2024

3:07 AM

At the end of the second world war, the Chifley Labor government became involved in a joint project with Britain to develop nuclear weapons. The fall of Singapore in 1942 ended Australia’s illusion that the Mother Country would always come to our aid. And while thousands of Americans lost their lives defending Australia, conflicts with communists in Malaya, Korea, and Vietnam meant our backyard was not as safe as we thought.

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