Singapore was an impregnable fortress for Australia.
What was the social and cultural impact on Australia in World War 2?
The Singapore Strategy involved the defence of Australia prior to and during World War II by fortifying Singapore. However, ultimately there was insufficient defensive power to prevent the fall of Singapore. Australia lacked suitable strategy despite warnings that, should Singapore fall to the Japanese (which it did), there would be no guarantee of sufficient naval power from Britain to defend Australia. Australia's strategy was supposed to be gradually building its naval defence.
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Singapore was overrun by the Japanese Army during World War II.
what was the impact of the war during the world war II
The Japanese occupied Singapore during World War II, from 1942 to 1945.
Singapore was considered a major stronghold there to defend Australia in case of Japanese attack.
Australia had always relied upon England to come to its defence. England was the "Mother Country", the founder of Australia, and one of its chief allies. However, during World War II, England's power base was eroded with the fall of Singapore to the Japanese, and its morale eroded badly. It was busy engaging in war with Germany on the other side of the world, and defending its own turf; thus it did not have the resources to come to Australia's aid when Singapore fell to the Japanese. This is why Australia then turned to the USA.
The tie between USA and Australia (ANZUS) is a military tie. It has nothing to do with or impact on Australia's economic growth post World War II. The USA is not a major trading partner of Australia.
World War 2 has made an signifinent impact to Australia. The people of Australia that fought in World War 2 has changed lives of australian's and has made a difference of the world. It has cause less war between countries and has shown countries how horrible war is.
Dr.Tarani Kanta Roy who was from the Medical Corps of the Allied forces embraced death during the World War II at Singapore serving humanity. May his soul rest in peace!
Singapore is in South-East Asia sandwiched between Malaysia,Indonesia and probably the Philippines. The closest Caucasian country is Australia,in fact,many actually have stopovers in Singapore before going to the land down under. Singapore was occupied by the Japanese during World War II.During that time it was colonised by the British.Singapore suffered alot just like any other war victims.Speaking of which,there should be more female rulers,then this world would have everlasting peace!!!!
No country conquered Australia during WW2 or any war.
because of the attractive wild life and culture
During World War 2, the Australians were part of the Allies, fighting alongside Britain in the battle of Singapore. The port of Singapore was often used by the Australians for refuelling of warship, warplanes and such, therefore Singapore was also very important to the Australians. Surrendering Singapore to the Japanese was just like surrendering one of their most vital ports for the war to the Axis. Singapore was also a very important and easily accessible port for the Allies near South East Asia. Therefore, it can be seen that this loss was devastating to Australia - politically, economically and for the Australians' morale - as well as Allies fighting in the region. It also meant that Australia had to turn to the USA for assistance as the Japanese encroached, leading to the Battle of the Coral Sea.
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It is to remember what had happened to Singapore during World War 2...
A battle broke out during world war 2. Japan invaded Singapore and the battle last from from 8 to 15 February 1942. Singapore was one of the British's military base.
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