Australia WWN - In Depth


Australia and its march towards World War Next

Entries below briefly detail the corresponding icons and event titles as shown on the index page. These are used in the overall determination of current geo-political standing as it pertains to the upcoming World War. Notable past conflicts / civil wars /internal divisions are included to showcase a running history and the influence these events have had (or will have) on laying the groundwork of the country in question. This running timeline becomes particularly important when considering a given nation's modern day neighbors, global geo-political standing, and the potential for future skirmishes and / or outright conflict.

Note that the inclusion of wars/conflicts is not intended to be exhaustive but rather an indication of ongoing commitments/troubles and a representation of former/current national relationships with other parties.


Warfooting
Warfooting shows a given country's current position as it relates to World War Next. Levels run the spectrum of peace (green), notice, buildup, deterrence, readiness, and - ultimately - the march to war (red).

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Regional Tensions (CHN)
The nation is one of several Indo-Pacific powers under threat from a rising China whose aspirations in the region could lead to instability or outright war.
US Military Ally / Partner
The nation is a long-time military ally / partner of the United States, having taken part in actions together throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries.
British Commonwealth (1926)
The nation is part of the Commonwealth of Nations, an international association of member states with historical ties to the British Empire.
AUKUS Military Alliance (US/UK)
The nation is part of the trilateral security alliance founded by Australia (A), the United Kingdom (UK), and the United States (US) in 2021; the consortium is largely viewed as an anti-China establishment and is centered on MILTECH sharing between the powers.
Military Modernization
The nation is in the process of an active modernization of key battlefield (and over-battlefield) components with a focus on Electronic Warfare, Maritime Patrol, transport, armored vehicles, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
Ukraine Support (Russo-Ukrainian War)
The nation is a recognized supportor of Ukraine against Russia in the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War.
Shipbuilding
The nation possesses the capability to construct warships and submarines from its own shipyards.
Five Eyes Intel Alliance
The nation is part of the 'Five Eyes' alliance centered on intelligence-sharing between global powers Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States; it differs from the AUKUS alliance as it lacks the military focus.
Naval Power
The nation is viewed as naval power in the region, possessing the proper blend of surface combatants (including helicopter carriers and general purpose warships) and undersea (submarine) solutions.
War in Iraq (2014-17)
The nation participated in the U.S. occupation of Iraq resulting in a victory against the Islamic State militant group and continued sovereignty of Iraq proper under the Allies.
Operation Ocean Shield (2009-16)
The nation joined a coalition of powers to secure seas near Somalia from ongoing pirate attacks on commercial shipping.
Operation Astute (2006-13)
The nation joined a coalition of powers to help stabilize East Timor.
Iraqi Civil War (2006-08)
The nation supported the fledgling Iraqi government in its civil war against Mujahideens, Islamic State of Iraq, and various other insurgent groups.
Iraqi War (2003-09)
The nation joined a coalition of Western powers in an invasion of Iraq under the guise of 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'; the result was a Western victory and the end of the rule of Saddam Hussein over the oil-rich country.
War in Afghanistan (2001-21)
The nation joined a coalition of Western powers in an invasion of Afghanistan following the events of 9/11 in the United States; while the invasion itself was successful in overthrowing the Taliban, the subsequent occupation was marred with setbacks. The Allies withdrew in August of 2021 returning the country to Taliban Rule.
East Timor (1999-2000)
The nation led a international coalition in East Timor, defeating pro-Indonesian militias and helping to stabilize East Timor proper.
Gulf War (1990-91)
The nation joined a coalition of Western powers in helping to remove Iraq from oil-rich Kuwait.
Vietnam War (1965-73)
The nation joined the United States and others in a long-running war against North Vietnam backed by the Soviet Union, China, North Korea and others; the war ended in defeat for American-led forces and a complete Communist takeover of South Vietnam.
Malayan Emergency (1950-60)
The nation joined the United Kingdom, Malaya, and New Zealand is pushing back Communist elements operating in British Malaya.
Korean War (1950-53)
The nation joined a global coalition led by the United States in pushing North Korean elements (backed by China and the Sovet Union) out of the South. The war was halted by a ceasefire armistice though no formal end exists today.
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Warpower:Australia
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The inclusion of wars/conflicts is not intended to be exhaustive but rather an indication of ongoing commitments/troubles and a representation of former/current national relationships with other parties.
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