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What Makes Australia Unique?

Australia is a unique place due to its interrelated physical, cultural and socio
political elements. Australia s climate, environment and wildlife are different du
e to its location, size and shape. Australia is also well known for its multicul
turalism, tolerant for many other cultures, and it s many years of Aboriginal hist
ory, which is still expressed to the present, despite centuries of European inte
rference. Australia s neighbours in the Asia-Pacific enable security and economic
interactions, and its large shoreline gives it a larger Economic Exclusion Zone
(EEZ) than its land mass.
Australia s physical features and landmarks are unique, likely due to its long ge
ographic isolation from other land masses. It is located under a thin layer of o
zone, which may account for its reputation as the driest continent and its hot s
ummers. Wildfires are common, and over time, flora and fauna have adapted to sur
vive. Australia s wildlife could specialise into peculiar forms, including its mon
otremes, due to the land bridge between Australia and Asia submerging before its
predator could cross. Australia is the smallest continent and the biggest islan
d. It is the 6th largest country and also has the 4th longest coastline which al
so impacts its other components.
Australia s culture is mostly attributed to its 50 000 years of Aboriginal herita
ge. Withstanding two decades of British interference and domination, people expr
ess their pride as Indigenous Australians in many forms. Australia also adopts B
ritish cultural traditions, such as Australia Day, which is celebrated by many b
ut remains a day of sadness for most Indigenous people. It also brought its lega
l and political practices like the democratic system. America also has a large i
nfluence on Australia s culture, spreading through mainstream media and commercial
s. Australia s coastline and its location in the Asia-Pacific region may account f
or the ethnically diverse population. People from diverse cultures have brought
their beliefs and culture too, enabling Australia to enjoy many aspects of multi
culturalism. Australia also has a relatively high standard of living deriving fr
om its wealth.
Australia s sociopolitical and economic interactions are successful due to its lo
cation and size. Australia s coastline length causes it to have the world s 3rd larg
est Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ). This allows Australia to resource valuables i
ncluding minerals, oil, gas and food. Australia s neighbours also enables economic
interactions with countries like China, with a significant amount of export of
our commodities and education. Australia s neighbours also create many political i
nteractions. With Northern Eurasia, we have European alliances. Many regions fac
e political instability and it is Australia s responsibility to provide aid. Austr
alia s large coastline also provides more area for entering, and may pose security
threats from intruders.
Australia s unique physical, cultural, sociopolitical and economic factors are im
pacted by its geography and history. Australia has a reputation derived from a c
ombination of all of these factors.