The relationship between Australia and the United States has been as a result of many factors that cannot be strictly tied to security matters. The associations between America and Australia have taken the shapes of social, economic political, cultural and to some extent, security matters. In essence, the Australian History better highlights these instances.
In as far as the political schemes are concerned; the American government and the Australian governments have been working hand in hand in as far as leadership in the regions is faceted. In this case, history denotes that, American Presidents have been paying visits to Australian. The bilateral links have, therefore, been supported by the fact that, the visits have in the past, been characterized by the following; talks about development schemes between the two countries encompass the meeting. He highly cherished meetings have been occasioned by the attendance of all key government stakeholders in matters that are significantly cogent to politics (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2012). At the end of the day, our country, that is Australia, has greatly benefited by the rich history in the field of politics the United States of America is assumes. On the same note, it is worth appreciating that the relationship between the United States of America and Australia did not start today. It was founded some years ago. To be precise, the bilateral links can be attributed to the nineteenth century.
In essence, the Second World War culminated to the event that facilitated the negotiations that centered on the two countries. As a matter of fact, politics cannot be isolated when making references to the good cordial relationship that is and has always existed between these two nations. In the view of this phenomenon, it is , therefore, justified to denote that, the idea that the bilateral relationship between the united States of America to have centered on security matters is fallacious and lacks substantial grounds in that regard. The reasons are expansive, and politics happens to be one of the main pillars. On the same note, it has been established that, the United States government have been offering leadership training to Australian Citizens. In return, the role offered by the United States of America has led to the diversification of leadership schemes. Instances of corruption in leadership have strongly been advocated out by the US government. As a matter of reality, the United States to date have been characterized by leaders who are focused to root out any instances that are oriented along whims of corruption. Unethical fronts have been thwarted by the United States political system (Paul, 2013). At the same time, the transitional aspects that encompass Australia as a nation have always received massive support. In this regard, a unit established by the American Bureaucracy to oversee elections and peaceful transitional aspects has always center staged pertinent election matters in Australia. In essence, Australia, as opposed to America, borrows a lot from other countries in as far as leadership instances are conducted. On the other hand, the assumption effect by the Australian government in as far as political matters are, has not squarely failed to diversify. The relationship has yonder developed to the extent that, the Australian governments have been offering support to the United States government hence the bilateral relationship. It can best be explained as a cordiality relationship between the two countries. However, it should be acknowledged that, the egg and chicken relationship and model does not suffice in this case. United States stands out dominant as a dominant party in all these relationships.
On the other hand, the existing bilateral relationship is not exclusively facilitated by the needs in terms of security by Australia as a nation. Business and the entire economic sphere have been responsible for the existing relationship. The United States of America and Australia started having business relations back in the nineteenth century. After the establishment of a strong political unionism between the two countries, it is plausible to denote that, the two countries have had trust in each other. Trade cannot exit in an environment that is faceted along mistrusts and lack of coherence in understanding. The more developed cordial relationship between the two countries in as much as a field of business is concerned facilitated by the striking of a deal by these two countries. In this regard, free trade agreement was reached by the countries. As a result of this instance, people could freely engage in trade without having to go through the elongated mechanism that is always scoped to aid trades that are not free (U.S. International Trade Commission, 2011). In this case, a person was now able to freely trade his or her goods from one country to another without having to fear for the previous costs on duty. Due to the after effect of this business environment established by the free trade, the United States of America government and Australian government have been able to have stable economies. As a result of this phenomenon, it is crucial to note that, the interactions between the two have led to the development. To what can we envisage the resultant development to culminate to? The answer to this instance is an outright manifestation of the impacts of free trade agreements in these nations.
On the same side of the coin, it is plausible to denote that, the United States of America found market for its finished products. At the same time, Australian traders found a market for their goods. In this context, it is clear that, the establishment of the business environment that facilitated free trade is responsible for the bilateral links that characterize the two states. The idea that, security matters were the primary reasons to why a good rapport exists between the nations is along a fallacious scale that does not hold cogency and reasonableness. Trade and the policies that followed it were significant in this phenomenon (Lowe, 2011).
Similarly, the relationship between the United States and Australia has been beefed up by social schemes in the two countries. Sport and games are another significant aspect that facilitated the existing relationship. Interactions that arise due to interstate games have been substantiating the positive relationships between the two countries. Public opinion is a primary instance that should be adhered to. Owing to the interactions, opinions by the public in as far as the relationship between the two countries have been expressing positive development and further development between the countries. On the other hand, the educational sector has not marginally led to the bilateral relationship between Australia and United States of America. Australia has been borrowing a lot from the American system of education. As a result, educational policies been exchanged for these states. On the same scale, American government had been funding some projects in Australia as early as from the time when the Second World War came to an end.
Interactions between the citizens of these countries have further been boosted by the existence of exchange programs among students. Students in high schools and colleges have been involved in exchange programs that are purposed to do the following; enable and facilitate the exchange of ideas, diversity thinking and speed up interactions and acquisition of skills in all the students involved. It should be noted that, the both the countries have been standing to benefit from the interactions. It is not true to strongly hold of the opinion that, bilateral relationships existing between United States of America and Australia was as a result of security matters that were engulfing Australia years in years out (Linky, 2009). Similarly, the ties existing between the United States of America and Australia can be traced back to religious backing. As a result of religion, various religious organizations have been formed between the countries. A community in the doctrines established by the groups is responsible for the good relationships between Australia and the United States.
However, matters of security have culminated to the existing relationship between the two countries in the following ways; The United States has been supplying troops to Australia. It should be noted that, the instances that have been engulfing Australia as far as security is concerned, have been abetted by the help of USA. On the same note, Vietnam War was key in establishing the relationship the countries. At the same time, it is important to come to terms that, the Australian government has been receiving massive support by most United States of America government.
In conclusion, it is worth to note that, political, economic, social, and religious spheres are responsible for the bilateral relationships that exist between the United States of America and Australia. Security needs of Australia are, therefore, not the primary causative agents to the same effect.
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