How Did the Australian Government Respond to the Threat of Communism After Wwii Both in Asia and Within Australia?

Australia was faced with the threat of communism, after World War II ended in 1945. This threat is known as “The Red Menace”, the “Red Menace” was caused by all the conflicts in Asia and also things that were going on in Australia at the time. The Australian Government responded to the “Red Menace in many ways, they took military action, made alliances, gave economic aid and tried banning the Communist Party in Australia.
Communism is a social organisation system where everyone in the country/community, all have common property and money is shared equally. Communism became a threat after WWII because the Soviet Union was a communist country and also one of the two ‘super powers’(the other was the United States of America),the Soviet Union started spreading communism throughout the countries that they had gained from Germany, during WWII. The United States and it’s allies were opposed to communism so they formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), in the west of Europe while on the eastern communist Countries of Europe formed an alliance called the ‘Warsaw Pact’. The two powers formed a divide in Europe know as the ‘Iron Curtain’. Australia didn’t see communism as a threat until       China was taken into control and turned into a communist country, then Australians started to fear that it would only be a matter of time ‘before the reds were on our doorsteps’.
Australia responded to the threat of Communism in Asian by   joining the Korean War in 1950,we joined it because we had a belief that it would be better to fight Communism overseas rather than wait for it to reach Australia and fight it here. The Korean War was a part of our government’s ‘Forward Defense Policy’, military aid was sent to Korean to help our allies to fight Communism overseas.   The Korean War caused by the two powers, the Soviet troop in communist north Korea and American’s were in the south.
Another response to Communism in Asian was the ANZUS treaty was one of the most important...