TIL Japan proposed an amendment to the Treaty of Versailles that outlawed all racial discrimination. Despite receiving a majority vote for it to be added to the treaty Woodrow Wilson personally vetoed the measure and as a comprise let Japan claim a number of islands in the Pacific.

Nah that isn't how racism worked in Australia. It was much more haphazard. Therefore there is plenty of room for differences with the Americans.

This document references newspaper articles, letters etc.

The above gives good evidence that even though Australia was literally a white supremacist society at the time they treated the African American soldiers much better than what they were used to in the US, not to say they weren't racist of course because obviously they were.

This caused tensions with the Americans and contributed to famous incidents like the Battle of Brisbane.

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