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This Is What Australia Would Look Like With All 24 Proposed States

Basically everything changes except for South Australia.

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Artist Sasha Trubetskoy has drawn up a beautiful map depicting what Australia would have been like if all statehood proposals had succeeded.

Sasha Trubetskoy

In the late 1800s, Australian politicians petitioned London to annex neighbouring Pacific islands. These territories were worthless to London, but Australians saw them as examples of their new empire.

The proposed states would have changed Australia from a country of six states and two territories to a country of 24 states.

Sasha Trubetskoy
Sasha Trubetskoy
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Sasha Trubetskoy

The map has "every significant colony proposal, imperialist annexation, or other statehood movement with any reasonable amount of support."

Although South Australia kinda seems exactly the same.

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