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WA Delegate (non-executive): The Kingdom of King Rankmore (elected )

Founder: The Republic of Neale Junction

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Most Nations: 539th Most Cultured: 876th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,039th+27
Most Influential: 1,057th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,207th Nudest: 1,264th Largest Black Market: 1,310th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,417th Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,448th Highest Economic Output: 1,456th Smartest Citizens: 1,665th Lowest Crime Rates: 1,766th Healthiest Citizens: 1,839th Largest Retail Industry: 1,868th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,009th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,128th Highest Food Quality: 2,129th Largest Welfare Programs: 2,247th Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,346th Highest Average Incomes: 2,354th Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,386th Most Subsidized Industry: 2,404th Most Armed: 2,409th Most Advanced Public Education: 2,414th Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,435th Most Devout: 2,456th Largest Governments: 2,516th Most Inclusive: 2,571st Highest Disposable Incomes: 2,606th Highest Poor Incomes: 2,636th
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G'Day and a fond welcome to all new, returning and visiting nations to the region of Australia!

Sit back in the pool, relax with the cricket on, join in a convo or two and add another snag to the barbie! No SPAM!

All WA members, please endorse our Delegate King Rankmore

For other inquiries please contact our Founder Neale Junction.

All embassy requests welcome.

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Embassies: The Founderless Regions Alliance, Taijitu, 10000 Islands, Yggdrasil, Western Australia, The SOP, New Zealand, Bermuda Triangle, United States of America, The Illuminati, Deutschland, Australian Capital Territory, Australia Commonwealth, South Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, and 104 others.Victoria, Northern Territory, Territory of Australia, United Poland Union, Dune, Ivory Tower, The Spanish Republic, The Atheist Empire, Hippy Haven, Avadam Inn, Union of Nationalists, Kylden, Hollow Point, Australialia, Hapes Consortium, Southeast Asia, The Dank Meme Alliance, U R N, United Valhaven, Solar Alliance, The Bar on the corner of every region, Right to Life, Oceania, Future Earth, Portugal, The World of Remnant, Mediterranean, Regionless, Yuno, fluffy squishfish, International Debating Area, 00000 Land of Nod, Pax Britannia, Ireland, The Great Universe, The Fallout Wasteland, The Free Pacific, Arconian Empire, Dauiland, Brasil, Silverhold, Gypsy Lands, Followers of the Ferret, Novo Brasil, RHINIA, Greece, Kingdom Of Austria, Japan, Zombie Research Institute, North America, LGBT University, Golden Dragons, Universal Pact, Cyterian Treaty Organisation, The Galactic Empire of Britain, Northern Atlantic Ocean, Barbaria, Union of Saxon Justice, The Reborn Foundation, Philippines, Bloco Liberal, League Of Allied Powers, Latinoamerica Libre, New Augrativan Kingdom, Laraniem, United Essentan nations, United World Nations, Kingdom of Adonai, United Otter Emirates, Fredonia, Organization of United Sovereign States, The Slide Countries, The Glorious Nations of Iwaku, Veris Administrative Region, Wanderlust, Playboy, American Jewish Committee, Warzone Australia, Emery, RAMS, Sandboxers, 1980s America, Port Phillip Bay, Monarchist and Democratic Alliance, Save Our Planet, Independence Hill, Pecan Sandies, Katzen, Boston Massachusetts, One big Island, SEC Fanatics, The Cult of PCHS, East Asia, Sovereign Corporate League, Ankh Morpork, Associated Powers Bloc, The Region Of Gargery, Island Of Union, The Seven Nation Army, Golden Eco Friendly, UAE, The Giraffe Federation, Artesia, and The Three Isles.

The embassy with Warzone Australia is being withdrawn. Closure expected .

Tags: Casual, Defender, Democratic, Eco-Friendly, Featured, Free Trade, Human-Only, Medium, Neutral, Puppet Storage, Serious, Social, and 2 others.Sports, and World Assembly.

Regional Power: Moderate

Australia contains 34 nations, the 539th most in the world.

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The Most Scientifically Advanced in Australia

World Census researchers quantified national scientific advancement by quizzing random citizens about quantum chromodynamics, space-time curvature and stem cell rejuvenation therapies. Responses based on Star Trek were discarded.

As a region, Australia is ranked 2,435th in the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.

NationWA CategoryMotto
1.The Motley Crew of Refugee ArksLeft-wing Utopia“Itís the natural law that the refugees bring.”
2.The Imperial Protectorate of MeulmaniaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Improvidus, Accomodare, Vincet”
3.The Traditional Liberalism of The Liberated States of AustraliaInoffensive Centrist Democracy“We do what we want, but not absolute”
4.The Kingdom of King RankmoreInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Australia rulzs.”
5.The Dynasty of The Great ChoiNew York Times Democracy“Zheng Da Guang Ming”
6.The Second of Select OneInoffensive Centrist Democracy“Eat fish”
7.The Protectorate of CoffeeSqueezeInoffensive Centrist Democracy“We like coffee”
8.The Free Land of Artilla the HoneyDemocratic Socialists“Calamari is sweet with honey”
9.The Limited Liability Company of Forstamaradainy IslandsNew York Times Democracy“Shareholders first”
10.The Grandpa knows best state of ZimbabweMoralistic Democracy“Zimbabwe”
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Meulmania wrote:Prawns are always welcome too!

Oi! None of that fancy crap.

I always thought that the term "prawn" was just a regional name for shrimp. However, looking it up now, I see it's a distinct though related animal. If anyone's familiar with both, would you say there's much of a difference in taste? I'd like to try them, especially these honeyed prawns I'd come across (man I'm getting so hungry now).

Refugee Arks wrote:I always thought that the term "prawn" was just a regional name for shrimp. However, looking it up now, I see it's a distinct though related animal.

This prompted me to take a look for myself.

If you search google for "fish name fact file no 6" the top link should be a PDF about the naming of prawns and shrimp. It can also be found at the following URL.

https://www.fishnames.com.au/-/media/fishname/fish-name-fact-file-6-prawns-and-shrimp.ashx

It does speak about the species variations but I found these paragraphs to be interesting.

"In Australia and Europe, large species (of both groups) are called prawns, and small species are called shrimps. In the USA, large and small species are called shrimps, and the name prawns is rarely used."

"The same species that is sold as a prawn in Australia will be sold as a shrimp in the USA. If you remember the Paul Hogan tourism ads for North America using the catch phrase "throw another shrimp on the barbie". He was referring to what we call prawns which did cause some confusion in Australia at the time."

Paul Hogan ... pfft.

*passes out the stubbies*

Much love from Warzone Straya

DEAT on Arrival wrote:*passes out the stubbies*

Much love from Warzone Straya

Why are you closing embassies?

Select Two wrote:
This prompted me to take a look for myself.

If you search google for "fish name fact file no 6" the top link should be a PDF about the naming of prawns and shrimp. It can also be found at the following URL.

https://www.fishnames.com.au/-/media/fishname/fish-name-fact-file-6-prawns-and-shrimp.ashx

It does speak about the species variations but I found these paragraphs to be interesting.

"In Australia and Europe, large species (of both groups) are called prawns, and small species are called shrimps. In the USA, large and small species are called shrimps, and the name prawns is rarely used."

"The same species that is sold as a prawn in Australia will be sold as a shrimp in the USA. If you remember the Paul Hogan tourism ads for North America using the catch phrase "throw another shrimp on the barbie". He was referring to what we call prawns which did cause some confusion in Australia at the time."

Paul Hogan ... pfft.

"Brought to you by the Fish Names Committee" - how wonderful to discover that such a body exists! I'm going to have to dig into the rest of those files...

Well, that certainly does clear up the confusion, especially that bit discussing suborder and infraorder. Thanks a lot for the link. I quite like the term "prawn" and wish we used it here in the States. Glad to know, though, we're more or less eating the same thing - weird little sea bugs that become delicious when grilled.

Reminds me of a fun little debate that is often had, here, regarding the proper name for crayfish. It all comes down to regional difference, but folks like to die on the hill of "crawfish" or "crawdad" or "mudbug." But they're all weird little freshwater bugs that become delicious when grilled :P Do Australians have a separate term for the crayfish?

*salutes the hero Paul Hogan*

Refugee Arks wrote:"Brought to you by the Fish Names Committee" - how wonderful to discover that such a body exists! I'm going to have to dig into the rest of those files...

Well, that certainly does clear up the confusion, especially that bit discussing suborder and infraorder. Thanks a lot for the link. I quite like the term "prawn" and wish we used it here in the States. Glad to know, though, we're more or less eating the same thing - weird little sea bugs that become delicious when grilled.

Reminds me of a fun little debate that is often had, here, regarding the proper name for crayfish. It all comes down to regional difference, but folks like to die on the hill of "crawfish" or "crawdad" or "mudbug." But they're all weird little freshwater bugs that become delicious when grilled :P Do Australians have a separate term for the crayfish?

*salutes the hero Paul Hogan*

I'm not very knowledgeable on the crayfish thing in Australia. The wiki entry for crayfish talks about yabbys, which is a common term for them here, though it's just a type of crayfish, it seems.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_yabby

Meulmania wrote:Why are you closing embassies?

The region is under new management, we may reopen at a future date. :)

Concordant Opposition wrote:The wiki entry for crayfish talks about yabbys, which is a common term for them here, though it's just a type of crayfish

Love the term "yabby" for a crayfish so very much. Couldn't believe that was the scientific name. Just wonderful.

*fires up the barbie.
Snags, prawns and yabbies for all
Sure is good to be home!

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