On opposite sides of the Tasman Sea,
Australia and New Zealand both share British colonial heritage and the English
language. They fall within the area commonly known as Australasia, meaning
south of Asia, which includes Tasmania, New Guinea, and other islands in the
Pacific Ocean. There are strong economic ties between the two countries and,
although their cultures differ, they have been known to come together as one
force, an instance of which is the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during
the Boer, First and Second World War.