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A Bigger Australia  SIR: Reading Patrick Morgan’s “The Geopolitical Case for a Big Australia” (December 2011), reminded me how I also used Tasmania to illustrate population densities. From April 1993 to September 1995, I was fully engaged in developing a Master Plan study for the development of the Red River Delta in northern Vietnam. This delta is a roughly triangular area of some 17,000 square kilometres with its apex at Hanoi. In order to highlight the magnitude of the task, I used to tell my listeners to envisage an area one quarter the size of Tasmania in which a population equivalent to that…

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