Australia presents its Pacific War effort as a fight for liberation. This article challenges that view. The Allied forces were fighting to re-impose their own imperialist control, and this includes Australia.
The war is best understood as part of a long term pattern of imperialist contention. The wartime intervention in East Timor, the
battle to sustain control of Papua New Guinea, the restoration of Dutch rule in eastern Indonesia and Canberra’s determination to play a role in the occupation...[Show more]
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