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Australia tried its own government shutdown in 1975. The queen was not amused, and it never happened again.

Jan 02, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

MELBOURNE, Australia - U.S. congressional leaders will head to the White House on Wednesday to find a way out of the partial U.S. government shutdown that has engulfed the country since Dec. 22. Any solution is likely to force both sides into concessions, even though President Trump has so far shown no willingness to withdraw his demands for billions of dollars for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

As an Internet meme points out, it could all have been so much easier for Americans had the United ...