(Fox News) -- Australia is known as the “lucky country.”
It was a phrase first coined in 1964 by social critic Donald Horne, and has come to represent the visceral feelings of both Australians, and visitors to the nation.
It is seen as a reflection of a high standard of living, and a geographical insulation from the bad actors of the world theater.
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