Alternative History
Commonwealth of Australia
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OTL equivalent: Australia (sans Christmas Island and the
Cocos Islands), New Zealand (sans Tokelau), and
the Pitcairn Islands.
Flag Coat of Arms
Flag Coat of Arms
Location of Australia
Location of Australia
Anthem "Advance Australia Fair"
Capital Nowra
Largest city Sydney
Other cities Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth
Language
  official
 
English (de facto)
  others Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian
Religion
  main
 
Anglicans and Catholics
  others Lutherans, Methodists, Muslims
Ethnic Groups
  main
 
English and Irish
  others Han Chinese, Germans, Scottish
Demonym Australian • Aussie
Government Federal parliamentary republic
  legislature Parliament
Independence from the United Kingdom
  declared January 1, 1901 (federation)
January 1, 2001 (republic)
Currency Dollar (A$) (AUD)
Time Zone (UTC+8 to +11:30)
  summer (UTC+8 to +12:30)
Drives on the Left
Calling Code +61
Internet TLD .au
Organizations CoN, UN

The Commonwealth of Australia, colloquially known as Australia, is a sovereign state located in Oceania. The nation is comprised of the landmasses of Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and several external territories located in the Pacific Ocean and Southern Ocean.

Prior to being united into a single nation in 1901, Australia was comprised of several British colonies. Beginning in the 1850s, tensions would exist between the colonies and the expanding Russian Empire. Fears of an Anglo-Russian war (and the effects it would cause in the southern Pacific) would result in a sense of colonial unity and general Russophobia (resulting in a continued rivalry between Australia and Alaska).

Beginning in the late 20th Century, support for establishing a republic grew. In a 1999 referendum, the nation voted to formally remove their ties with the British monarchy and officially became a republic on January 1, 2001 (exactly 100 years after federalizing).

Administrative Divisions

The Commonwealth of Australia is a federation currently comprised of seven states and two internal territories. The nation also includes several external territories in the Pacific Ocean and on Antarctica.

States
Internal Territories
External Territories


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