How Powerful Is Australia?

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Australia may have the largest military in Oceania, but how does it measure up with the world at large? Is the nation a global superpower?

Learn More:
Australian Minister for Defence – Budget 2013-14: Defence Budget Overview
http://www.minister.defence.gov.au/2013/05/14/minister-for-defence-budget-2013-14-defence-budget-overview/
“The 2013 Defence White Paper (the White Paper) addresses the range of significant international and domestic developments which influence Australia’s national security and defence settings, including their impact on force posture, future force structure and the Defence budget.”

World GDP Ranking: Data and Charts
http://knoema.com/nwnfkne/world-gdp-ranking-2014-data-and-charts

Minerals Council of Australia
http://tradingnation.com.au/1405_Minerals_Council_of_Australia_Private_sector_role_in_economic_growth_sub….pdf
“Joint parliamentary inquiry into the role of the private sector in promoting economic growth and reducing poverty in the Indo-Pacific region.”

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
http://www.dfat.gov.au/aib/australia-and-the-world.html
“Twenty-eight per cent of Australia’s population was born overseas and more than 40 per cent are of mixed cultural origin. One in 10 Australians speak an Asian language at home and almost 1.3 million speak a European language other than English.”

Will the Land Down Under Pick the United States or China?
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139902/hugh-white/australias-choice

Australian Military to Boost Air Power to Focus on Indo-Pacific
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/05/03/lockheed-fighter-order-idINL3N0DK00Q20130503

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