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Australia is responsible for part of the coldest, windiest and least hospitable continent in the world, as well as some of the ground-breaking scientific research that takes place there.
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The Cold War was a period of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1945 to 1991. In Australia it was marked by political stand-offs, the space race, spy rings and defections.
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