„Australia and New Zealand depended so much on Britain, were in most senses imitations of Britain, that their geographical position near the end of Asia's tail and near the islands of Oceania seemed irrelevant.“

—  Geoffrey Blainey, buch The Tyranny of Distance: How Distance Shaped Australia's History, The Tyranny of Distance: How Distance Shaped Australia's History (1966)
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—  James Marape Papua New Guinea politician 1971
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—  Zia Haider Rahman British novelist
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„I came to office with one deliberate intent: to change Britain from a dependent to a self-reliant society – from a give-it-to-me, to a do-it-yourself nation. A get-up-and-go, instead of a sit-back-and-wait-for-it Britain.“

—  Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
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„If the American global strategy is dependent on the ability of nuclear ships to come to New Zealand, then God defend the world.“

—  David Lange New Zealand politician and 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand 1942 - 2005
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