posted on Jun, 4 2008 @ 06:00 AM
Originally posted by budski
reply to post by Duality
How dependant is Australia on the US?
Is defense an issue any more?
Sorry, I'm not as well up on Aus/US relations and interdependencies as I ought to be.
When it comes to dependancy, I'm not sure. Our economies are certainly linked, I think most wealthy nations' are nowdays. One always affects the
Defence is never that much of a big thing though in this country, the focus isn't generally on it.
I'm biased of course, others may disagree but I think that going to Iraq was extremely unusual and was one of the demented events that typified the
past liberal government.
So in other words, we're very friendly with the US (and others), but I don't think we're any more dependant on them than other countries, or other
countries are on the US. Relations with nations like China seem more important, at least recently anyway... They buy a loooooot of coal.
I wonder who buys the uranium? That's something I've never looked into...