Yeah thought it would make sense to turn Eastwords in such a world as this instead of moving westwards to Western Europe and America after WW2.Really? I didn’t know that!
Two reasons I would assume; 1) jungle warfare and heat 2) lack of helmets and material as not much has arrived to them in those reguarts, remember many of them were freshly recruited, newly trained very young boys and heroes ready to defend their homeland Australia, so maybe they or the government did't think it nessessary or lacked the equipment at the time the photos were taken? In fact most Americans in the campaign do, most Australian foces there are photographed like this so maybe it was a standart Australian uniform part at the time (similar how the Germans and others during WW1 and partly WW2 Africa in tropical conditions did use such cowboy like heads instead of helmets. I have many books abeut the war and worked in a national archive once, let me tell you there are pictures of German Afrika Korps soldiers with a suntan so bad it lets them look like natives and those dudes don't wear any helmets most the time not even shirts or any other clothes only their shortened half pants (and some not even that inside of tanks ...), so my best guess would truely be heat.Why the fuck are those guys in the last photo not wearing helmets?
Right about India and while nearly no new troops are shipped into New Guinea at this point by all sides involved, fighting there continues in huge numbers, even if supplies are running low as the infections spreading make getting people out of there problematic to forbidden by their superior military commanders for now in fear they may spread the problem to neighboring islands/ Japan or in chase of the Allies Australia, Hawaii and mainland USA.So New Guinea evacuated and then the next offensive would start from India. Going by the accounts the fall of Germany would be spectacular.
Well, considering the Anglosphere managed to pull it off, it's not really that unrealistic. If WASPs could pull off becoming the lead economic, military, political, and diplomatic force behind the world, why can't East Asians do it either? Or non-WASP Caucasians, for that matter? Or even Black Africans, or Middle Easterners?World Conquest they might need a reality check or two.
World Conquest they might need a reality check or two.
Indeed, Britain, tried Russia too. While many see the Japanese island position as unfortunate, the conquest of Asia can give them the manpower for their armies and industry needed alongside resources, while a powerful navy dominating the Pacific means they control much of the trade into the region as well and a huge part of the overall global trade network and marked (even more so once these regions develop furhter after WW2 TTL, just look how Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, SIngapore and the other Tiger States have grown since then OTL and many remained colonies much longer then TTL).Well, considering the Anglosphere managed to pull it off, it's not really that unrealistic. If WASPs could pull off becoming the lead economic, military, political, and diplomatic force behind the world, why can't East Asians do it either? Or non-WASP Caucasians, for that matter? Or even Black Africans, or Middle Easterners?
What makes WASPs so special their Manifest Destiny* is the one, true path for Humanity, and no one else can pull off what they did?
*Or as it actually is, the White Man's Burden.