Originally posted by Maxmars
Originally posted by followingpythagoras
..... I'd feel very sorry for any country that sent ground troops in to invade. They'd have to bomb, because they'd never make it with a ground
invasion. God help them, if the deadly creatures in the sea or on the beach didn't get them - and the deadly creatures and insects on land didn't
finish them off - and the intense heat and vast expanse of land didn't wear them down - THEN the Aussie soldiers could come along and deal with what
was left of them.
Agreed. It is just one more similarity you all share with the US.... Unlike many of the "old world" nations crammed into one continent, and whose
borders represent years of friction (resolved or otherwise) we benefit from a landmass and population distribution which sort of makes us impossible
to occupy, and suicidal to invade.
I know the general consensus weighs against American endeavors in almost any context; but I for one, am very comforted that we are allies.
I didnt realize you where a mod, but i'll say this anyhow.
What you say is completely true.
Event if China managed to get past Indonesia (Remeber this is an Islamic country, they would oppose anything that would conflict with their beliefs),
and start heading toward Australia, it would be a very large mistake, and definately be suicidal (for the invading forces). Heres why i think
By the time invading forces have completed in indonesia (which will take months, even with missile strikes on their assets, it will take no less than
6 months to get through the beach-head that is Indonesia) and establish a supply line. This is pretty much fact, unless someone knows something i've
missed in regards to China-Indo relations, why? Indonesia have always eyed AU, and on several occasions have declaired that Australia should have
been handed to the indonesians.
Because of the above time-line, within that 6 months the ADF would have setup beach-heads on strategic points, towns evac'd to further inland, and
gives our allies (NZ, England, French & USA mainly) a chance to get us some more hardware and assets for the area. So now you have the ADF being
re-enforced by numerious countries, including their hardware, Chinas main source of raw materials would have been revoked.
The local population (i'd like to hope) would have prepared to take up arms against said invading force. So even IF they managed to get a beach-head
on our little slice of paradise, you'd have to deal with insurgents, and civilian resistance forces (no doubt armed to the teeth by the government).
Ground transport of troops and supplies would be impossible, unless you have both of which heavily armored APC's. The best option would be to fly
them around the country (costly), and even then once the assets are on the ground they are still vulnerable to insurgency, and strategic strikes.
Last but not least our local animals are hardned little..... beings.
Wombats: Have you seen a Wombat take out a truck? I'll try and track down some photos. These things are basically miniature tanks, its not unheard
of them being hit by a truck, and the truck coming off second best, even in some cases of Cars vs Wombats, it can actually cause fatalities.
Roos: Not as hardened as the Wombat, but again can cause fatalties in standard cars.
Emu: Looks like a cute bird, but they are fast and sly. Also VERY territorial
Dingos: See wolves, same concept except a dingo is a dog
Spiders: Not so much a vehicular problem, however the concept of 'the bigger the spider the more deadlier it is' does not rank, the smaller the
spider the more deadly they are in our lovely country. Take the
as an example. Its large, but unlikly to kill you.
The Red Back
will mess you up. For further interested parties
List of Native AU Spiders
Snakes: Australia is home to some of the most poisonious snakes on the planet, they are also VERY sneaky
Crocs: Everyone knows about the crocs, drink their water they will eat you
Not to mention the ADF (Special Air Services) are one of the most highly trained service men and women on the planet (in my opinion), plus our local
police force (Special Operations Group, and Protective Services) people are usually former ADF personnel, or at least highly trained.
In regards to the marines, this civvy for one accepts our new overlords, and wishes them to have a good time in our superheated top end. If they wish
to have a more cooler climate, they are welcome to visit the city of Melbourne anytime (check attitudes at the border).