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This thread can be used for OOC discussion between this country's players and the admin team to discuss historical context. Please don't be afraid to seek advice from the admin team to ensure that your gameplay remains realistic. Remember that unrealistic gameplay can result in the player losing power of the country.

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Australia is a Dominion within the British Empire. However, much like Canada, Australia had developed a national identity, especially since World War I. Australian and New Zealander soldiers had fought decades before in the bloody Gallipoli Campaign, which cemented a new sense of national pride and identity for the two fledgling nations. 

The Great Depression hit Australia hard. With uneven recovery and political discontent, the incumbent Labor government was defeated by the centre-right United Australia party (a fiscally conservative, anti-communist party). The centre-right held power in Australia until 1943, when John Curtin's Labor Party (social democrats) retook the House of Representatives.  Labor still controls the government, but there is an election scheduled for this year, which could change the course of the nation in these turbulent times. 

In 1939, Australia followed Britain in declaring war on Nazi Germany. Its participation in World War II was largely based in the Pacific, especially once Japan and the United States joined the fray. Several times, Australia found itself in grave danger of Japanese invasion, but the courageous and successful efforts of the Australian Navy and the US Navy protected the nation. 

Thanks to its wealth of natural resources and large mining sector, Australia is situated quite nicely as a middle power. With a decently-sized military to boot (at the end of the war, it had 398,594 soldiers in the Army, but demobilization has since decreased that number), it is a country with great potential and influence, especially in the South Pacific. Most of Australia's men in arms are set to be demobilized through the next year, but there are talks of establishing a peacetime regular standing army to keep the country secure. 

Christopher Drake

Republican, NY-2

Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Former Chief Administrator - Rounds 4 & 5, Evil Arch-Conservative, Frequent Republican Player

 

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