What sort of political scenario would be necessary in order for the peaceful unification of the British colonies of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, West Australia, and Queensland into the Dominion of Australia in 1901 to be butterflied away? What sort of ramifications would arise from a situation in which Australia, if British, is politically balkanized? Which colonies would be the most autonomous from London? How does this affect the economic and socio-cultural development of the Australian island-continent? Any further issues?