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32 Reasons Why Australia And New Zealand Share The World's Fiercest Rivalry

They're the same country, right? WRONG!

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2. But as they say, it's not the size that matters, it's how you use it. New Zealand is filled head to toe with amazing landscape.

11. This started a snowball effect with more Kiwis starting to make the jump to Australia.

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They were even trying to force their brand of ice cream and smoothies on Australia. These places shot up faster than Boost Juice franchises.

13. Australia then started to play dirty with the 'Underarm Incident of 1981.'

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14. It was also during this time in the 80's that the world was becoming obsessed with Australia. So Kiwi's started to be mistaken as Aussies.

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That "Shrimp on the barbie" campaign with Paul Hogan actually did wonders.

17. The jokes didn't stop there. Australia started to have a field day with jokes at the Kiwi's expense.

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19. Australia started gaining the upper-hand. They were getting quite smug.

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22. To which Australia responded with this.

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23. This drove the Kiwis insane. They will go on to destroy Australia in the annual Bledisloe Cup for over a decade.

25. It was getting out of hand!

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28. Australia slowly started to see potential in New Zealand. So they thought about invading it.

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