That Australia is more east than west
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I'm going to help you with this, in return I feel like it's fair to vote me enough points to count this as a win since you apparently didn't want this to be an actual debate anyway.
You should consider talking to Logic_on_rails about this, I think he'd be a good resource.
While geographically close to Asia, Australia is a Western nation, proven by the fact that our political and legal institutions and much of our language and literature are derived from Britain and Europe. Concepts like habeas corpus, separation of powers and innocent until proven guilty are unique to Western civilisation.
read all of these too if you can :P
I would also consider making a point about Australia Going to war WITH (not against) the Western nations.
Australia is involved in the war in the middle-east, but it's not fighting it's own war, it is fighting alongside other Christian Democratic (used loosely) Nations (Britain, US)
I just pulled out my "The Economist" Pocket World in Figures and i'm not sure if this helps you but it should. I'm going to list the figures in my almamanac of GDP stats here and you can create your own argument, the point is, after china, AUstralia exports the majority of its goods to Asian countries, but Australia imports more from america than from the rest of the major Asian nations excepting China. (More Australian goods going out to Asian countries than Asian goods from those countries coming In to Australia, considering American Goods imported at higher rates than those asian nations.)
Here you go:
Meat and Meat Products 9.4
Total incl. others 212.9
from the comments.
Intermediate and Other goods 99.9
Main Export destinations as % of total
South Korea 8.9
Main Origins of Imports as % of total
Australia still has western language, western culture, western money, western dress and western religion. Australia is allied with and supports the same causes as other western nation. Australia participates in "Western" wars.
if that's what you're trying to argue all you need to do is find studies that say the REASON Asians end up in Australia/ New Zealand is because of the western culture. (it's true) The reason the Asian populations and therefore cultural influences are so high are (obviously) geographic proximity, AND the fact that Asians who can afford it send their kids to school in Australia/New Zealand SPECIFICALLY to give them a western education. The same applies to schools in the US. I went to Auburn for college, Auburn has strangely dis-proportionate number of "true-Asians" that attend for undergrad and graduate school because it's listed near the top of the list of major accredited schools that are very well respected for Discipline X. The parents tell them they have to have a western education, they start applying at the top of the list and they end up going to the first decent place that accepts them. Same principle applies to Australia New Zealand because of proximity. The point is.... all of this happens SPECIFICALLY because Asian parents want their kids to have WESTERN educations and lives, whether they return to Asia or not.
If you're arguing that Australia is more of a Western culture than Eastern Culture, all you need to do is explain that it started out as a Western Culture, remains a western culture, as evidenced by the strong desire of asian populations to migrate there.
Also, at the end of the day, You don't have Mao TseTung on your money, you've got the Queen.
Hope this helps, message me if you need something else specifically, i'll try to help if I can.
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Thanks for the opportunity to do some cool research.
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