Steal a pig in 1841, and you’d be shipped to Australia to serve 7 years

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    Steal a potato if you were Irish in 1841 and you might find yourself on a slave ship bound for Australia. The lucky Irish who weren't starved out or shipped off or murdered by the Brits after the potato famine managed to beg borrow or steal a couple of bucks for a boat ride to the U.S. just in time to be drafted into the Civil War. Lucky the Irish were a prolific race or the Brits would have eradicated them like the Nazis tried to eradicate the Jews.
     
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    Just stealing a fork would get you shipped off to Australia.

    Britain wanted to get rid of its underclass.
     
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    When you stole the pig and got shipped to Australia .....

    Did you get to bring your pig?
     

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