Originally posted by ObservorI fail to see how America would have a more diverse ancestry. Please enlighten me. I am sure that both colonies had the colonists and convicts. Australia also had a massive influx of European settlers, namely Scots, Irish, English, French, Italian, Greek and much more.
reply to post by daaskapital
But 95% of Australian Aborigines were not wiped out.
Now we are quibbling over percentages? I don't know what percentage were wiped out, but what exactly would be an "acceptable" percentage?
Look, The ordinary US citizen descends from the English as do us Australians. We come from the same motherland, who had a tendency to kill inhabitants of land.
I think the Americans have more diverse ancestry, as far as nationalities go, than Australians, but other than that I agree. And I am not an American.
However i feel that we are verging of the topic of this thread, as we should stick with the topic and try not to get embroiled in American and Australian ancestral history (The Americans won't accept it anyway, they believe they are descended from god, by the way in which they behave).