PART A: How Australia's relationship with the USA developed in World War II and during the fifteen years after from 1945 to 1960.
Before the Second World War Australia's greatest allies were the British, being one of the dominate countries of that time. But during the Second World War when Australia needed their help the most they could not offer any due to the Japanese problems of their own. That was the first blow between the relationship of Australia and Britten. The main decision that had a big impact on Australia was when the depression was on Australia had borrowed money from Britten to cope with their financial problems.
The fall of Singapore - Britain's Empire Fades
The fall of Singapore to the Japanese Army on February 15th 1942, is considered one of the greatest defeats in the history of the British Army and probably Britain's worst defeat in World War Two.
The major British military base in South East Asia was turned over to the Japanese, which led to the largest surrender of British military personnel in history. About 80,000 Indian, Australian and British troops became prisoners of war, joining 50,000 taken by the Japanese in the Malayan campaign. Britain's then-Prime Minister Winston Churchill called the fall of Singapore to the Japanese the "worst disaster" and "largest capitulation" in British history.
American Military in Australia
We needed the American military in AUS to survive the Japanese because Britain couldn't come to our aid. Also Americans needed us in world war two as a spring board to get to the japans easily and effectively we also provided them with food and clothing. They needed us after ww2 because we where such good allies and they also needed us for the cold war in south East Asia. The Americans provided...