Australia as a whole is an Affluent nation and because of this, Australia is an effluent nation. Our standard of living is amongst the best that any country could ever hope to offer. With only nineteen million people and one of the biggest continents in the world, it is no wonder that the diversity that occurs across the country, has allowed the economy to experience an extended period of strong, general economic growth. This exceptional economic growth can be attributed to appropriate government monetary and fiscal budgetary policies, along with the strong initiative response to the modern world by many Australian entrepreneurs, Businessmen and women. Australia has had a relatively clean run throughout its short history in regards to matters such as revolutions, wars of independence and no civil unrest.