capricorn wrote:Even if this were true... I'm Not worried, if China ever tried to invade USA they would be faced with armed citizens "behind every blade of grass"....unlike Australia we still have our guns. Australia has no choice but to bend over to the Chinese.
Much like you do for the Brits on a daily basis.
If you say so .... but don't forget Australia control's 60-80 percent of the worlds nuclear material ..... Uranium & Thorium.
Australia long ago ran it's own nuclear program.
& Australia was largely responsible for the setting up & running of the U.S Manhattan project.
( don't you read )
Wikipedia wrote:In Britain, Otto Frisch and Rudolf Peierls at the University of Birmingham had made a breakthrough investigating the critical mass of uranium-235 in June 1939. Their calculations indicated that it was within an order of magnitude of 10 kilograms (22 lb), which was small enough to be carried by a bomber of the day. Their March 1940 Frisch–Peierls memorandum initiated the British atomic bomb project and its Maud Committee, which unanimously recommended pursuing the development of an atomic bomb. One of its members, the Australian physicist Mark Oliphant, flew to the United States in late August 1941 and discovered that data provided by the Maud Committee had not reached key American physicists. Oliphant then set out to find out why the committee's findings were apparently being ignored. He met with the Uranium Committee, and visited Berkeley, California, where he spoke persuasively to Ernest O. Lawrence. Lawrence was sufficiently impressed to commence his own research into uranium. He in turn spoke to James B. Conant, Arthur Compton and George Pegram. Oliphant's mission was therefore a success; key American physicists were now aware of the potential power of an atomic bomb.s largely responsible for the U.S Manhattan project.
All in all i think Australia will do just fine .... lets not forget ww1 & ww2 ..... if not for Australia none of you would be here.