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Why does Australia maintain close links with the US and Britain?

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05/29/2009

Australia was originally ruled by Britain so that one is easy. Britain and US are on friendly terms, so that probably adds to why we have good terms with Australia.

While Australia is now formally independent of Britain, Britain has always been close to Australia because it is the mother country and established the nation in the 1700s. The US as a world superpower is necessary to maintain as a friend because of the position it takes on the world stage in economic and defence terms.