Look it up - you were a penal colony.
It was only after your eight year war of treachery against the Crown, that convicts could no longer be sent to you but were sent to us instead.
I do understand that the first casualty of revolution is your sense of irony. But close behind is your sense of history.
But you can't outrun history, no matter how hard you try.
And here we are - laughing up our sleeves.