Tag Archives: Oceania

Invade New Zealand

Hilarious satire of NZ tourist commercials. Via ARW.

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New Guinea’s Squiggly Border

By the end of the 19th century, the island of New Guinea (the origins of that name can be read at a previous post here) was colonized by three European powers. The Dutch colonized the western portion, the Germans claimed … Continue reading

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The Realm of New Zealand

New Zealand is a tiny country, right? Actually, although the human population of New Zealand is barely four million, the territorial expanse of greater New Zealand, known as “The Realm of New Zealand” (defined below), is actually quite large, both … Continue reading

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US says Indian Photos of Cow Slaughter to Damage Bilateral Ties

NEW DEHLI, India – Recent publication of graphic images of cows at an American slaughterhuose released by the Indian Cultural Affairs Office on Thursday mean a stronger legal case against cattle consumption, the Indian government says. Indian government officials have … Continue reading

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Only in Australia

Taken by my sister during our Christmas trip to Australia. I’m not sure what to think of the fact that the rack is empty — is it a sign of no supply or lots of demand?

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The Demarcation of Australia

Via Wikipedia comes this fascinating visual timeline of the demarcation of the borders that make up Australia’s six states, two major mainland territories, and other minor territories that exist today.

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The rise of the Pacific alliance

This weekend a “NATO committee of 26 generals are meeting”:http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070907.wnato0907/BNStory/National/ in Victoria, BC Canada to discuss the future of the mature Atlantic alliance. On the other side of the Pacific Ocean the leaders of America, Australia and Japan “met to … Continue reading

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The Fighter’s Guard: Australia and the ‘Arc of Instability’

[It's Oceania Day again, brought to you by the Strategist. We had some technical difficulties bringing you the post, but better late than never. - YH] Back so soon? Australian troops patrolling in Honiara, Solomon Islands, April 2006. It’s easy to … Continue reading

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Cursed by riches: Melanesian resource wars

Lihir gold mine, Papua New Guinea h3. A history of conflict As has been explored in previous Oceania Day posts, conflict in Oceania – particularly in Melanesia – is often related to resources. The prime example is Bougainville, where in … Continue reading

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The White Man’s Anger

_[The latest post in our ongoing "Oceania Day":http://cominganarchy.com/tag/oceania-day series comes from "the strategist":http://kotare.typepad.com/ who teaches us about the military history of his home country, and how it influenced modern warfare. — YH]_ In the mid-19th century, fighting raged across much … Continue reading

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