Originally posted by Pervius
Any foreign power will have a pretty easy time toppling Australia.
That new "Red Dawn" type movie that came out in Australia was a real laugh. If Russia gave Indonesia bombers it would run over Australia pretty
quick...and there ain't no armed populace to stop the land invasion that would follow.
Whiny New Zealand would likely HELP a foreign power topple Australia. They've been secretly killing off any pro-american people in the Pacific for
quite awhile in the islands....helping Russia and China get new friends.
New Zealand and Australia actually work together for common goals in the Pacific islands.
The two countries are like brother/sister countries.
New Zealand isn't anti-American, it is anti-nuclear. It doesn't allow nuclear powered ships and submarines in it's waters, which is where tension
with the US stems from.
Australians, New Zealanders and Americans have fought and died side by side for the same goals, freedom and liberty.
Believe me, the first country that will send help will be New Zealand due to its proximity to Australia. If Australia was attacked, hypothetically by
lets say Indonesia, New Zealand would respond with everything they can muster.
The second country to help, soon after NZ, would be America.
If Australia were ever attacked, the ANZUS treaty would be activated. The USA will then declare war against the aggressor. It's then basically game
over for the aggressor once the Pacific fleet arrives.
And there is now talk of the US building a new military base in Australia, with thousands of marines, tanks, fighter jets, attack helicopters, ships,
all stationed here in Australia. In other words, they are preparing for the possibility that a foreign aggressor from Asia(hint hint China or China
backing Indonesia) could have some crazy ideas.
A massive American military presence on Australian soil, one of the most resource rich countries in the world in terms of minerals and metals mined,
will basically be a massive hands off warning going out to certain players in the region.
Other allies like Singapore and Malaysia would also send help if they were able to.
And naturally it goes without saying that the UK would help Australia. You can be sure that quite a few war ships including nuclear attack submarines,
would be headed Australia's way within days of an attack.
Make no mistake about it, an attack on Australia will not be a war fought against Australia on it's own. Most of it's allies will jump in and defend
it, in one way or another, diplomatically, economically and militarily.