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AUSTRALIA

In 1770 Captain James Cook discovered Australia in 1770. The British first settled Australia in 1788 as a penal colony. On January 1 1901 a commonwealth was declared in Australia. Australian forces fought in both World Wars. In 1973 racially discriminatory immigration policies were ended. IN 1998 the Australian Constitutional Convention voted to sever all ties with Great Britain. A national referendum failed to approve this move.

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