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Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/17/2012 14:19:49

Qi 
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I made a map. I called it Asia. Australia is included. Are you confused?

Based on geopolitics and economics, I think it is part of Asia. And since war is an extension of geopolitics and economics, I thought it shoud be included in a war game in Asia.

Do you agree or disagree? It seems to be a deeper issue than mere grouping of continents and warlight map titles.

http://identities.asiaeducation.edu.au/resources/resource_page.html?resourceId=2790&pathwayId=2788&showSectionId=2
Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/17/2012 14:21:43

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Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/17/2012 14:41:43


Richard Sharpe 
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Given that Asia and Australia are separate continents, NO.

If you go by geopolitics and economics why would you then not include Europe? Or at the very least Eastern Europe?
Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/17/2012 14:53:42


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Aus and NZ got their own thing going on down there.
Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/17/2012 14:55:05

Qi 
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Include more of Europe and the map is too horizontal. Disclude Australia and it is the same problem.

Are the Caucasus part of Europe, Asia or both?
Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/17/2012 14:58:01

Qi 
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(The Caucasus issue represents to some extent the Australia issue: does geography alone determine which continent a border region belongs to or is there more to it?)
Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/17/2012 15:10:20

Qi 
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...in the case of the Caucasus, the question is which continent(s) is the region part of? With Australia it is the inverse: which region(s) is the continent of Australia part of?
Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/17/2012 15:17:38

Qi 
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Is Asia even a continent or is Eurasia a continent? Can Asia be considered a region? If so, is Australia part of it?

http://www.mrglobalization.com/governing-globalisation/296-is-asia-a-region
Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/17/2012 19:09:47


ps 
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More importantly, do you have Tibet Autonomous Region?
Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/17/2012 20:26:28


Wally Balls 
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Australia is part of the Asia-Pacific region, but not part of Asia.

It can be confusing, so I have created a helpful guide for you:


Asia:



Asia-Pacific:

Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/17/2012 21:51:25

Darth Mylor {Warlighter}
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First of all, Australia is a country, not a continent. If you are refering to Oceania, then i recommend looking at a globe or map of the world. Oceania is the islands east of Indonesia in Gunea (which is why papua New Guinea is considered part of Oceiana.) As for Caucasus issue, everything east of the ural mountains is considered Asia and not Europe. If this is true, the means the only Asian countries that are also in europe are Russia, Kazakstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey. Dont forget, this is part of it, not all of the country.
Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/17/2012 22:13:19


Richard Sharpe 
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"A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, with seven regions commonly regarded as continents—they are (from largest in size to smallest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.[1]"

It is possible to be both a country AND a continent. The two are not mutually exclusive.
Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/17/2012 22:17:27


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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True Sharpe, but the continent Australia is part of is commonly known as Australasia or Oceania. That's how I have read it as anyway.

If you do take the 5 continents as you put them, then where would you put Indonesia? It is hardly part of Asia, as it is not part of the same large landmass (though it is not part of Australia's landmass either). Would you make it its own continent?
Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/18/2012 01:55:26


no one
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who cares.
Is Australia part of Asia?: 12/18/2012 02:14:29


{rp} Julius Caesar 
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Obviously these people
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