Australia Future Superpower

Australia: A Future Superpower The smallest continent halfway across the world from its political allies is setting its place in the world. Through its strong economy and military position Australia is an ever growing superpower. Australia 's diverse environment provides a wide variety of resources that protect them from foreign dependence. The 6th largest country in the world has an economic growth of 3% annually. Australia is a primary member of the leading military alliance on the planet. Australia is one of the most traded with countries in the world. It will continue to grow from a military and economic position and become one of the world 's greatest superpowers. The Aborigine was the first to arrive in Australia more …show more content…
In 1788, the government approved of the idea and so began the transfer of convicts ranging from simple crimes to the prisoners with life sentences. For 60 years transportation of prisoners went on, transporting more than 160,000 inmates. Australia 's economy was built up by convicts in Van Diemen’s Land and New South Wales. Farming, trading and along with roads and bridges were all developed by convict labor. These two colonies started to receive most of the immigrants that came to the country. Immigrants also went to colonies in Western Australia and Southern Australia. In the late 1820 's many sheep farmers occupied land and then started the migration between Australia. The British Government established political responsibility during the discovery of gold in 1851. "Victoria produced more than one-third of the world 's gold." (www.nationsonline.org) In the 1880’s land became very accessible with railroads creating easier access for trading within Australia. Farming boomed with the creation of specialized machinery allowing more trade and exporting. During the 1890’s a drought created a great depression in Australia. This did not stop Australia’s immigration increase from coming to the country. In the 1900’s more than 200,000 immigrants came to Australia to start a new life. Australia’s largest industries are in “mining, food processing, and the manufacturing of industrial and transportation equipment, chemicals, iron and steel, textiles, machinery, and motor vehicles.” (Infoplease.com) It is a big producer of several minerals such as gold, silver, opal and diamonds. Australia has a huge amount of its land especially for cattle and sheep along with dairy and tobacco farms. A lot of its fruits are traded out of Australia with several countries such as China, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States. For the last 20 years, Australia has had a 3%

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