Category Archives: Australia / USA Alliance

Is Australian politics becoming more like American politics? If so, why? #PLT110 #auspol #americanisation

Is Australian politics becoming more like American politics?  If so, why?  Australian politics seemed to become more obviously aligned with American politics during the 2007 Federal election campaign. Kevin’07 had all the hallmarks of an Americanised election movement: “…the uninitiated … Continue reading

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RE: Is Australian support for the #WarOnTerror essential to our ‘national security’? #PLT110

Is Australian support for the War on Terror essential to our ‘national security’? How does this conflict compare to the wars that Australia has previously participated in? Wow! I have enjoyed reading everyone’s perspectives surrounding this question. I have to … Continue reading

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RE: Should Australia have taken part in the #VietnamWar? #PLT110

Q: Should Australia have taken part in the Vietnam War? A: I understand all the reasons Australia should or shouldn’t have participated in the Vietnam war… and everyone has, thus far, made valid contentions for either side of this debate. But, no … Continue reading

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