<<A very good point. NZ can afford a principled isolationist stance specifically for the same reasons the US could afford the same prior to WWII: you can't git theyuh frum heyah.... that easily.>>
Indeed! Wait until a hungry Indonesia gets going on Australia and New Zealand. Then we will see how long such principals lasts. Or mayhaps a China with warships and submarines sending "patrols" to southern waters, and we'll get a view to the comfort levels there.
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