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Prime Ministers:
Scott Morrison is our 30th PM
Of the 30 only 11 have lasted 4 years or longer.
6 of the 30 did not last a year:
- George Reid 321 days
- Chris Watson 113 days
- Arthur Fadden 39 days
- John McEwen 22 days
- Sir Earle Page 19 days
- Franke Forde 7 days
Youngest PM Chris Watson 37yo
Oldest PM John McEwen 67yo
3 PM's have died in office
  • Joseph Lyons, who died on 7 April 1939, aged 59
  • John Curtin, who died on 5 July 1945, aged 60
  • Harold Holt, who disappeared on 17 December 1967 and was declared dead on 19 December, aged 59
 
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Prime Ministers:
Scott Morrison is our 30th PM
Of the 30 only 11 have lasted 4 years or longer.
6 of the 30 did not last a year:
- George Reid 321 days
- Chris Watson 113 days
- Arthur Fadden 39 days
- John McEwen 22 days
- Sir Earle Page 19 days
- Franke Forde 7 days
Youngest PM Chris Watson 37yo
Oldest PM John McEwen 67yo
3 PM's have died in office
  • Joseph Lyons, who died on 7 April 1939, aged 59
  • John Curtin, who died on 5 July 1945, aged 60
  • Harold Holt, who disappeared on 17 December 1967 and was declared dead on 19 December, aged 59
Probably worth adding this:
Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, KT, AK, CH, QC, FAA, FRS (20 December 1894 – 15 May 1978) was an Australian politician who served as the 12th prime minister of Australia, in office from 1939 to 1941 and again from 1949 to 1966. => Almost 20 years as Prime Minister :eek:
 

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Maine, USA.
Stuck up in the top right hand corner of their map.
As the bird flies, it's about 440kms from one corner of it's coastline, to the other corner of it's coastline.
To compare, doing the same trip from California's northern corner of the coastline, to it's southern corner, is about 1,400km.
So as a profile, Maine has about 32% of the exposure to the North Atlantic Ocean, as California has to the Pacific Ocean.

However ........
because the coastline of Maine looks like a series of fractyls, Maine actually has 5,600kms of coastline.
California, even though it is 3 times longer in distance than Maine, only has 5,500kms of coastline.
 
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That was my thought too, how young Democracy is.

Putin is currently trying hard to end it.
Russia hasn’t been democratic for about 100 years... I think there are bigger dangers out there
Hmmm, I didn't explain myself well. I meant that Russia's invasion, to take over Democratic Ukraine, is partly because Putin can spread his Dictatorship.
I should have said "Putin is currently trying hard to end it in Ukraine".
 
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Hmmm, I didn't explain myself well. I meant that Russia's invasion, to take over Democratic Ukraine, is partly because Putin can spread his Dictatorship.
I should have said "Putin is currently trying hard to end it in Ukraine".
Putin is protecting his corruption. Once you go down that path you can't leave because you get found out and he can't afford for anyone to think for one minute that someone else might be in government.
 
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SCOMO vs ANTAL:

The roots of the Morrison family name are in ancient Scotland with the Viking settlers. Morrison was derived from the name Maurice. This comes from the Latin personal name Mauritius, which means dark.

Southern Italian: ethnic name from albanese ‘(an) Albanian’, applied to someone from Albania or from one of the Albanian settlements in Abruzzo, Apulia, Campania, and Sicily.

So we have a choice between a Dark Scottish Viking or a Sothern Italian for PM.
 
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Putin is protecting his corruption. Once you go down that path you can't leave because you get found out and he can't afford for anyone to think for one minute that someone else might be in government.
Yep, I can't think of any Dictators that have handed over their reign to somebody else.
When Putin gave the orders to invade Ukraine, he just has shorten his time in power, if not his life.
 
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