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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: A Turk in command set

Gadzooks, Sir. We were the Empire - all good British stock one and all. Those with a martial bent joined the Army or the Navy. It was really only in the 1860's that separate 'colonial' units were formed, following the Crimean War and based on a fear that the Russians really were coming and that the thin red line was really too thin.

http://www.argo.net.au/andre/AusCrimeaENFIN.htm has a quick overview of the war and it's consequences down under. The overall population in the 1850s of all

I suppose another reason for lack of colonial forces was the history of the New South Wales Corps, who staged a coup against Governor Bligh (he of The Bounty fame) and ruled the Colony of New South Wales for two years until Lachlan Macquarie and a Highland Regiment reestablished control. Likewise, th population base wasn't that big.

Do Svydanya, Frank

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ah i understand now Australia were struggling with "the crime war" being transported convicts. Turning them into good citizens must have been tough regime.

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Hank,

We were selected by the greatest judges in England ... no, in fact the proportion of convicts (except very early on when there was nothing but convict colonies) was low. All the colonies were British citizens - whether born at hom or overseas, and saw themselves as such. The Army and Navy were British ... There was also a reticence to train colonial formations - in fact, the Royal Navy mounted a case for years after federation (1901) that Australia should rely on the Royal Navy rather than have it's own ships. Australians wishing a naval career could join the Royal Navy.

Don't forget Canada, Aus and New Zealand are still constitutional monarchies, with Queen Elizabeth as their head of state.

Have a great day, Frank

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Interesting concept or to put it in your langauge ..fair dinkum.I gues that every country then 1854 was overpopulated industrial rebellions and crime running as a paralell industry in every country still briggands/bandit on teh highways/trails etc.
New territories in colonials being forceably populated .Even teh tartars in Ukraine got shifted.
I think ww1 must have been a european cull.

i try and explode teh picture of the generals sTILL NOT CLEAR.Strlets dont want to talk anbout it as they reply to the dude earlier. Strelets he say Just look at box....? which we cannot see.