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Old 03-22-2015, 04:49 AM
 
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The U.S. has far more people than Australia - nearly 14 times more. The New York City CSA alone has as many people as all of Australia.
This is wrong. Actually New York City has a population of 8.406 million (2013), When Australia has a population of 23.13 million (2013). But if you meant the state New York it has a population of 19.7 million (2013). Still Australia has 3.43 million more people from the state of New York.

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Old 03-22-2015, 07:48 AM
 
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The Australian people are more fond of travelling outside their country on average than Americans!
Australians get two or three times the vacation time typical Americans do. A two week straight vacation by a full-time employed person can be tough to arrange for Americans who often have to parse out their meager vacation allowances a week or less at a time. This discourages ambitious foreign travel to an extent; plus there IS a lot to see and do in the US, it's a large and diverse country.

If all Americans got five or six weeks vacation off you can bet Australia would be overrun with them; you don't want that!
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:52 AM
 
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This is wrong. Actually New York City has a population of 8.406 million (2013), When Australia has a population of 23.13 million (2013). But if you meant the state New York it has a population of 19.7 million (2013). Still Australia has 3.43 million more people from the state of New York.

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The comparison was taking the whole New York metropolitan area spreading across parts of 4 states. ( New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania)
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Old 04-12-2015, 02:17 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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The housing stock and set up of the cities are different.

Australia reminds me of the UK and Hawaii mixed together.
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Old 04-12-2015, 04:24 PM
 
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Aussies are my favorite people. Down to earth, self-deprecating, and love BEER.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:22 PM
 
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They're both former British colonies, but Australians sound more British regarding their accents. Maybe this is due to America being more of a melting pot, a nation that has attracted waves of immigrants from outside Britain (look at the Italian influence around NYC). Both nations are pretty similar along with Canada, though.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:26 AM
 
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australian call themselve aussie but american dont call amy
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I can think of quite a few differences that haven't been mentioned.

Ketchup is nowhere near as common as in the US and is called tomato sauce.
Same with hod dogs and you aren't likely to find many stands outside.
Many places close a lot earlier in Oz then in the US (sometimes at 5 or 6 on weekdays).
Chinese restaurants don't usually provide white boxes for take away and I can't remember ever seeing fortune cookies.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:25 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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I find it very curious that Australia calls its territorial units "States" while Canada calls its units "Provinces".

Australia seems to like the word "state" more, possibly because the word state implies (supposedly) more sovereign and independent governments, like the States of the United States and Germany.

Canada in contrast, still uses colonial sounding names like Province and Dominion. In the United States, terms like the Province of New York or the Dominion of Virginia were given up after the Revolution in 1776. But the Canadians still seem to embrace them.
The governments of Canada and Australia I believe created their provinces and states respectively. In the US however, the states were essentially sovereign nations and came together to create the government, similar to what happened in Germany.

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Old 08-08-2017, 08:27 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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its the "commonwealth" of Virginia (and Massachusetts, Kentucky and Pennsylvania) "Technically" they are not really states.
They technically are states, they chose to keep the term commonwealth. Three of those four are original states.
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