Lol ok Mr patriot. My country have only been to war twice for legitimate reasons the rest is just politics. Wake up and stop waaaaankkkkkin over Bush already.- Australia and New Zealand had (or has) a combined military force called by an acronym, "ANZAC". The fought on the side or the allies in WWII.
Any nation that wishes a sense of identity, independence and security needs a standing military force.
I realize that meed seem a bit abstract to the basement X-Box players of recent generation, who are in fact, completely convinced they are the center of the universe. But trust me, it is standing armies, and the dedicated people that serve in them, that bestow all freedoms upon you.
The following is a song called, "And the Band Played 'Waltzing Matilda', which outlines the results of a WWI confrontation between the Turks and Aussie forces. Judging by the context, it woulld seem that turkish gunfire and shelling was a lot more deadly that native snake bites.It's a little bit morbid and somewhat slow paced, but try to tough it out:
And here's a song from, "The Seekers", which many Aussies believe should be their national anthem:
I'll leave to to your progressive thoughts now.You can use them to shelter you from reality..