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Yes, Australia is unique

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Submitted by Michael S, Oct 25, 2016 at 16:16

Hi, Moh

However you piece it together, Oz is a unique place in geology, biology and genetic history. Politically, it is very much one of the "Five Eyes", a group of US America's closest allies. We are also culturally very similar. Geographically and economically, Australia is VERY connected with Asia. When I lived there, we rented our apartmanet from a Japanese man living in New Guinea.

Just how all this will play out in the coming years, I don't know. American voters are likely to return a Clinton to the White House in a few days, so that we will have been ruled by the same three Harvard/Yale elite families who have ruled us since Ronald Reagan left office. I expect a continuation of current US policy in Asia; and this is not a good prospect for the US and Australia, nor, probably, for Japan, Korea and Taiwan. For China, this will be very bad: More confrontation and trouble, and declining economic relations with her biggest trading partner.

I expect the Islamic World to chart its own course in the coming years. I expect Turkey to play a major, leadership role that will lead to confrontation and war with Israel.

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