New Zealand is a big wool, sheep exporter, tourism, movie center o Economy is changing radically, paul keety changed things from “banana republic” (sold wool and coal only making them poor) to modern powerhouse with a litany of service sector growth!!!!!, untouched by recession, attracting international investment which leads to more established ppl like lawyers o Want 40% of population to have college degrees o Air France opened place in Australia but there are no air France flight going to Australia, but set it up there in order to connect to Asian countries Location o Best location for Asian shift, platform for successful businesses to set up shop o Great relative location- secret to their success o The “tyranny of distance” now turned on its head due to rise of Asia trading partners have change. Used to only trade with Europe o Iron, ore, and coal make steel and then make buildings which are needed by Asian countries but also for other raw materials o Region is platform for cheaper exports for Asian market o Bridge between east and west o Stock markets open at the same time as Asian ones George busch called john howard the sheriff of asia which pissed off Asian countries 21 st century balance o Becoming eastern focused, becoming asian o Huge western ally team west!!!
Uk/us/aussie bond Backed us in every war Anzus= the Australia, new Zealand, us security treaty (defense pact) Usa bases going to Australia, 4,000 soldiers Julia Gillard go to DC!! To show support What will happen when us and china fight or japan and china??, TEAM PACIFIC
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- Fall '08