New Zealand Introduction - 2002
SOURCE: 2002 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
The British colony of New Zealand became an independent dominion in 1907 and supported the UK militarily in both World Wars. New Zealand's full participation in number of defense alliances lapsed by the 1980s. In recent years the government has sought to address longstanding native Maori grievances.
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