Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian Continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia's capital city is Canberra, while its most populous city is Sydney. It was originally part of the British Empire, but in the early 20th century it became a semi-autonomous federal dominion. In 1947, Australia became an independent nation but still retain Queen Elizabeth as their head of state.
In the 19th century the British arrived settling a colony that would later become the nation of Australia.
In 1939, although an independent nation it still had strong ties to Great Britain, Australia joined World War II along with the other Commonwealth nations and the rest of the Empire.
Australia was in constant conflict with Imperial Japan. During a conflict between the Japanese and Australian Navy in 1942, the Sub-Mariner led an Atlantean assault to assist the Australians in driving back the Japanese invaders. Also during this time a Japanese scientist set up a lab on an island off the coast of Australia. From there he used an evolutionary ray to hyper-evolve lizards into and army of Shaggy Men to invade the country. This plot was thwarted by the Patriot.
In 1944 the Japanese dug a tunnel from Singapore to Australia to invade the country in-land. This operation was discovered by the Sub-Mariner, who flooded the tunnel before the invasion could be complete. Nazi scientist Doctor Necrosis managed to infiltrate the Red Cross in Brisbane where he tainted blood supplies with the deadly White Gangrene virus until he was exposed by Captain America and Bucky.
After WWII the Cold War began between the USA and USSR. New Zealand sided with the US and the other democratic nations. They assisted the US in two major wars in the Cold War included the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
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- Alice Springs; birthplace of Boomerang
- Canberra; capital of Australia
- Cooterman's Creek
- Great Barrier Reef
- Sydney; Birthplace of St. John Allerdyce (Pyro)
- Temple of Watoomb
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