From 1898 to 1900, the six separate British colonies on the land known as Australia each held referendums on whether to federate. Most voters in each state voted “yes”. The result was the creation of the entity we now think of as Australia. It was a historic first. It was the first nation to vote itself into existence.
If those referenda were held today, would we get the same outcome? Would most voters in each state vote “yes” to unification as the Commonwealth of Australia?