Once the British and Australians lost control of Singapore, Australians realised that the English weren't such a powerful ally as they had been worked up to be. Furthermore, the English were borrowing huge amounts of money from US and couldn't afford to send troops to help defend Australia and Papua New Guinea; so Australia turned to America. The Americans helped Australia in the counter-offensive in Papua New Guinea, after the Australians had just managed to hold off the Japanese attack towards Port Moresby. The US helped AU greatly in the subsequent battle of Buna-Gona. For more information, research the Kokoda Track Campaign and the Battle of Buna-Gona.
It wasn't so much that the "English weren't such a powerful ally as they had been worked up to be" but that they were busy and stretched in Europe, North Africa, India/Burma and elsewhere, and their inability to send troops was not that they "couldn't afford to" but were fully engaged elsewhere- having saved the world by standing up to the Nazis virtually on their own (with significant Commonwealth help) for over two years before the US entered the war. The Americans wanted Australia held for their own reasons- it was an ideal base from which to strike back at the Japanese. It was simply a recognition of the obvious that Australia turned to USA for help, a relationship which was mutually beneficial to both.AnswerTo summarize, Australia was under threat of being invade by Japan and needed some of their troops sent back to protect Australia but the British refused to send any back.
Australia realized that Britain could no longer be trusted for it's protection even though the were their original ally.
Therefor Australia turned to America who would protect them in return for being in charge of their troops.
So everyone was happy.
Protect Australia from Japanese attacks and an invasion.
It was a world war because it involved countries from different continents - Europe, North America, Africa, Asia, Australia.
Nothing AT ALL DEATH TO AMERICA!! SOMEONE BLOW EM UP!!!!!
All of the continents, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North America, and South America, with the exception of Antarctica, were involved in World War I.
Asia, North and South America, Europe, Australia and Africa were all involved in World war 1.
they gained America and Australia and destroyed India
America, India, Australia, France, Poland, Russia.
The war after world war 2 in which Australia participated was the Korean war.
America's noteable allies in World War II were the USSR, Great Britain (and all her commonwealths, including New Zealand, Canada, Australia, etc.), and France.
All of the countries in Europe as well as North America, Asia, South America, and Australia
As a result of WW2 many displaced people in Europe immigrated to Australia and Australia started to turn into a cosmopolitan society that contributed to world affairs far more readily,rather then an isolated xenophobic backwater.
Australia's relationship with Britain started to deteriorate when Australia wanted to bring their troops home to defend Australia but Britain wanted to use them elsewhere. Australia turned to America and they united to fight japan.
Australia is one of the country's that won World war @
They were America, France, Australia,Canada,Britan (England),Russia
Australia fought alongside Britain and it's empire, Russia, America, Canada, France and i think Japan
WW1 was called a world war, because in effected and involved most, if not all of the countries in Europe, Australia, some of Africa, and America. The major powers in the war can be defined as the axis (Germany, Italy, and Spain) and the Allies (France, England, and later America).
World War 1 was not fought in Australia. It was fought mostly in Europe.
Australia has not had a war. The country has been involved with other wars around the world, but Australia has not had a civil war.
Australia mirrored US actions.
Australia's "attitude" towards the Vietnam War, mirrored America's attitude.
What was the social and cultural impact on Australia in World War 2?
Australia joined the first world war in 1914
Robert Menzies was the Prime Minister of Australia in World War 2