Will Australia be a Super Power? - Page 2




View Poll Results :AUSTRALIA WILL BE A SUPERPOWER IN THIS CENTURY ?
YES 5 13.89%
NO 28 77.78%
CAN'T TELL 3 8.33%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

 
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October 30th, 2004  
FlyingFrog
 
First ask Aussies do they want to be a superpower or something like that?

I bet the Australians would prefer a good life on that Continent rather than being some "super" power.
October 31st, 2004  
Doppleganger
 
 
Never gonna happen I'm afraid. Not enough people, industrial capacity, resources, political clout.
October 31st, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Hey, the USA was in the same boat 200 years ago. We were super-puny and insignificant. I dunno, maybe if something makes Australia a super nifty place to immigrate to.
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October 31st, 2004  
Doppleganger
 
 
Australia is already a super-nifty place to emigrate to, so much so that in recent years the Aussies have really made it a lot harder to get in. Being a UK citizen I can easily get a year long work permit but to stay indefinitely I would have to join a big waiting list and also be appraised via a points system. You get x number of points for family already in the country, education level and so on.
October 31st, 2004  
Dele
 
They probably wouldn't be a superpower since they are pretty much out of all wars.

However if they did try they would be a really good candidate for a superpower darn i wanna go to australia heard its really nice there lol.
October 31st, 2004  
Chocobo_Blitzer
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by seals
They probably wouldn't be a superpower since they are pretty much out of all wars.

However if they did try they would be a really good candidate for a superpower darn i wanna go to australia heard its really nice there lol.
Buh? They were in:

WWI
WWII
Korea
Vietnam
Liberating Kuwait
Afganistan
Iraq
October 31st, 2004  
Bratwurst
 
An Aussi dreaming of "super power" is as likely as an Eskimo getting sunburn on one of their lovely beaches. One country waving its balls anywhere it pleases is enough for this world.
November 1st, 2004  
Dele
 
ah well i meant they don't really get heard of much. In my experiences I've heard them get awarded any medals or anything or like get any honor
November 1st, 2004  
Rufus Excalibur
 
You could argue that as one of the 'white' dominions of the British Empire it was part of a global superpower

It is now a regional power and with Britain and the US as close friends it has back up if need be
November 1st, 2004  
egoz
 
The reason the US became such a super power was because France and England didn't recognize the huge amount of natural resources that this continent held and let it slip away. The US got lucky in the sense that they had forests and coal and waterways that allowed trade and expansion of the continent. Need I mention the Northwest Passage and Louis and Clark? The US capitalized on what we had and within a few years became a huge industrial nation. I'm still kind of stunned at how quickly this nation has developed.