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Friday, 12 March 2021 22:51

War effort

War effort

WW1 416,000 Australians took up arms. 1,000 Aboriginals. i.e. 0.2% of number possible.
WW2 1,000,000 Australians took up arms. 3,000 Aboriginals. i.e. 0.3% of number possible.
Today population is 3%.
Assume then 2%.
Numbers should have been 10,000 for WW1 and 20,000 for WW2.
If the rest of Australia had responded so poorly we would all be speaking German or Japanese.
If I was claiming Aboriginality I would not be mentioning how well we did in the two wars.

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